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To Me

Charli Mills challenged us to write about the old photograph. I chose to use one from my early years. Be sure to connect with Charli and her remarkable 99-word flash fiction challenges every week!  Carrot Ranch

Chubby little legs held her up to the table where her parents had placed the birthday items. Such a display of love and affection. Of course, there was nothing in her mind to understand all the joy and excitement. She was new to all of this celebration.

Flash forward more than sixty years. Tears now fill the eyes of the senior citizen looking at the old photograph. Knowing now that her parents had little or no money, they still managed to make that birthday extra special. Knowing now what beautiful gifts birthdays have been. She makes a wish.

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben


Friends since childhood

Gather together each year

Celebrate birthdays

Always exchange gifts

Laughter and conversation

Taco Bell dinner

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben