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Evelyn Aben 4/6/89

Charli Mills charged us with creating 99-word flash fiction using SWIFT PASSAGE as the prompt. I chose to share the events leading to the swift passing of my mother-in-law, Evelyn. Choose to be a part of the writing fun by hanging out at the: Carrot Ranch

From the time they told us she had cancer, five of them all in advanced stages, until she died was one week. Of course, we had no idea it would happen that quick. I remember walking in and quitting my job because I knew I would move her in with my husband and me so I could care for her until the end of her days. Who knew I would be back to work in less than a fortnight.

But you know, she said that wanted it that way. No drawn-out drama. Absolutely no heroics. Death on her terms.

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

daddy daughter dance

Stretching up so high

She hangs onto his wrists tight

Teeny twinkle toes

They sway to gentle music

Her feet never touch the ground

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben 1

garage sale

The cupboard is filled

China dogs, porcelain cats

Dried floral bouquets

She’s collected memories

That mean nothing to her now

©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

Angel Messages September 25 2020

Your DAILY MESSAGE from Angels

REMEMBER OTHERS as YOU WOULD LIKE to be REMEMBERED!

We love you

From the heart, Angels!!!

Share the Wealth

Sue Vincent challenged us this week in her #writephoto prompt with the topic of TOKENS. I chose to relate what happened on my first trip to Las Vegas back in 1988. I was in awe and broke as a joke. So I came up with a clever way of bringing home things with which to remember the trip. Read the story and find out what I did.

Her first trip to Las Vegas was exciting. Such bright lights. Piles of inexpensive, delicious food everywhere. And if you were a gambler, drinks were free (in most casinos) as long as you were actively playing a game. All of this fun ran twenty-four hours a day!

The trip was all-expenses-paid which was great because she wasn’t made of money. Realizing that all the “free” things had a price, in the end, she had to be frugal. She purchased one-dollar poker chips from as many casinos as possible to give to family and friends as tokens of her adventure.

©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

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