Thursday, 9 May 2013


100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#88

the prompt this week  is

…parting is such sweet sorrow….


Her little round face watched from the rear window
She tried to capture this moment as a photo
She tried to smile bravely through her tears
She knew they’d forget her in a couple of years
So why did they want to send her far away
More miles than you could travel in one day
She wiped the tear from her cheek as the house disappeared
And picked up her favourite book, slightly soiled and dog eared
Her dad’s last words had been ‘parting is such sweet sorrow’
Then he smiled and said ‘Love you, I’ll Skype you tomorrow.’


  1. As always, you capture the moment perfectly.

    Wanted to let you know, YOU GOT A LIEBSTER AWARD! You can pick it up here:

    Let me know when you get a chance to post yours answers as I can't wait to read them!

  2. Beautiful! I love the ending. :)

  3. Really lovely!

    The first scene takes you back in time to your childhood, and the last scene brings it fully to the 'now'. Lovely!

  4. Sad little snapshot. However, it shows how easily the child will recover.

  5. Oh how sad!!


  6. Where were they sending her? To camp? The part about forgetting her in a couple of years hooked me, but she may have just been feeling sorry for herself. The last line was great. You are a such a wonderful writer!

    Kathy M.