Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers uses a picture prompt and asks for stories between 75-175 words.
This picture from A Storyteller’s Abode
Inspired my story:
“Mom!’ I screamed. But she didn’t hear me. She was miles away, eons away. When I was a child growing up she was so meticulous; fixing my hair, removing stains from my cheeks with the force of her fingertips.
I thought she would do just as well watching my children, her grandchildren. But she had reached the end of her child rearing years.
I found her one day, in the bathroom, the needle lying beside her, her lips were blue. I called the squad. I had to tell dad, she left me no choice.
She was pissed. Not grateful, but pissed.
She moved in with her boyfriend. I had to get a sitter.