Last Requests

In response to Charli Mills, Carrot Ranch , 99 word Flash Fiction challenge this week, I wrote a piece about being there when my mother in law passed. She always thought of me as the daughter she never had. Join the fun, when you feel the urge. It’s a lot of fun.

She wouldn’t leave the hospital alive. Acceptance led to a coma. Any time now. Any time now. Family was called. Many came to visit.

Suddenly, she sat up and asked for ice cream. Nurses leaped over each other to make that happen. They rubbed a bit on her parched lips and she licked them while closing her eyes in pleasure. Then, she looked at her daughter and smiled. Her last words were.

“Can I go home now?”

With tears of joy and sorrow in her eyes and a lump in her throat, her daughter gave her permission to die.

36 responses to “Last Requests

  1. Wow 😮!!!!

    This was really an awesome 👏 way to see someone to the very end..

    I love how you put it together in such a spicy and sweet poetic way…

    Make me smile 😃..and sad 😔 all at the same time

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  2. What a powerful post and story! Thank you for sharing your experience.

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  3. This is wonderful…the kind of story that stays in my mind.

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  4. That was lovely, Annette. Particularly having the backstory to go with it. Hugs on the wing.

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  5. Wow. What a story, Annette.

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  6. Very, very moving, sister! Comforting, sad, thought-provoking, and uplifting in only a few lines.

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  7. This is so powerful! Life is a treasure.

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  8. Don’t know why this struck me so. I loved it!

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  9. ok Annette,I’m confused……this is fiction but its about a real event in your life?
    I love the story! Did this actually happen to you?

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  10. This is such a moving story, Annette.

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  11. Such a beautiful and moving flash, Annette.

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  13. This is lovely, Annette. Life is but an interlude on the journey to beyond. Last wishes fulfilled. Beautiful.

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