Lost But Now Found

Charli Mills asked to address a DEEP WISH this week for her Flash Fiction challenge at the Carrot Ranch

She felt her knees giving away as she walked up the crumbling concrete stairs. What on earth was she thinking anyway? Rejection might be only a few moments away which was not why she was there.

It took a minute for her to figure out that the door was a push and not a pull. Once inside the building, there were more stairs. She could run. Now would be the time.

The older woman in the wheelchair watched the younger woman come down the hall. As their eyes met for the first time, she whispered, “Candace, I’m your mother.”

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

11 responses to “Lost But Now Found

  1. Margot Kinberg

    Oh, that is a powerful ending! You convey the emotion of it really effectively, too.

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  2. The story unfolds lyrical and haunting, adding to the final punch of emotion. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Awh, so very beautiful and touching, Annette.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This is very touching, Annette.

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