February 18: Flash Fiction Challenge

February 18, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story where a character is in the right place at the right time. It may be cause for celebration! Go where the prompt leads!


Norma knew her sight was failing ever since she was ten. But what really worried her was, had she passed this fate on to her daughter? 

The day had arrived when they would get the test results. 

They’d been at the hospital two hours waiting. Finally they were called in. The doctor smiled at them both and without any preamble told them the Stargardts had been passed on.

Outside Jenny hugged Nora. “Mum you can help me through this. I have seen you cope, you have taught me so much already.” They basked in the warmth of  the sun.

This is part of the Carrot Ranch Rodeo February.

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26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    Feb 19, 2021 @ 12:45:52

    I love how the news did not bring them down. They are there for each other, and the mother has already modeled coping and acceptance.


  2. Ritu
    Feb 19, 2021 @ 13:12:38

    Sad, but heartwarming, too, Sis. πŸ’œ


  3. robertawrites235681907
    Feb 19, 2021 @ 17:11:27

    It is not easy when you know you have passed a genetic condition onto your children. Nice one, Willow.


    • willowdot21
      Feb 19, 2021 @ 17:35:53

      It’s a sad state of affairs and I hope my friend is spared this but if she is not she will meet it with her usual aplomb and good attitude πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


  4. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Feb 21, 2021 @ 15:58:58

    A sad story, Willow but I felt the hope that they will make it through. ❀


    • willowdot21
      Feb 21, 2021 @ 16:42:34

      Thank you Colleen, I have a beautiful friend in this position , I do not know the fate of her daughter , no one dose yet but my friend is a wonderful role model. Either way they will cope.πŸ’œ


  5. Nicole Horlings
    Feb 23, 2021 @ 01:32:23

    I love the way that disability isn’t stigmatized in this. The mom being such a wonderful role model while living with her disability so that the daughter wasn’t afraid to be diagnosed with it was well written.


  6. Dale
    Feb 23, 2021 @ 02:11:18

    While it is not easy news, best to know as soon as possible, I say. They will help each other out, for sure.


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