TGIFF! Thank God it's Friday Fictioneers! Thanks for stopping by and reading my offering. A little lighter than my usual fare. As always thanks to Madison Woods for the challenge and the fun. This has become not only a great exercise in writing, but a link to a great community of writers as well!
This week I'm dedicating my story to my sister/friend Regina who would never have carried this particular guilt.
“I’ll never forgive you!” Bang! The door slammed behind him.
Troy’s slouched form dwindled to a speck and disappeared over the hill.
Regina grabbed a bowl and went out to her garden. Like crimson jewels, bulging raspberries, dripping with morning dew, begged to be plucked and eaten.
Daily tasks were not enough to occupy her mind or quell her longing for his arms.
At 3:30 the back door opened and shut. He came back!
“Raspberry cobbler? Yum!” Fourteen-year-old Troy hugged her. “Sorry I yelled at you, Mom.”
“It’s okay. I should’ve asked before I threw away your old teddy bear.”