Hey popcorns 🍿
I realise how bitter-sweet yesterday’s intro was, and I’m sorry but yesterday was not a good day for me at all 😔
I call it ‘quarantine depression ‘ QD if we’re being hip ‘n’ happening 😂
I totally just self-diagnosed myself with QD and it hits me about every 4 days, and it sucks. No sugar coating, you feel like utter crap.
Today has been so good today though, I got up early! ☀️ This means I had a productive morning, and then I calmed down after my workout by taking a nice bath with salts, then I made myself some healthy lunch because eating healthy will always make you feel better and then I got lot of things done that have been on my to-do list!
And then I sat down and read half my book for 2 hours 😂
If you’d like to see more info about this Writing Challenge or are interested in joining the fun then simply click here for more info and the list of prompts for each of the fifteen days of writing ✍️
15 Day Writing Challenge 2020: write a story about a mum
“I cant buy it though Sunset.” I repeated for the fiftieth time in a slow, sweet voice.
“But why mummy? It’s your favouriteeee cake…” Sunset droned on, drawing out the word favourite till it was all I could hear.
“Well sometimes we don’t get to buy our favourite things.” I snapped, pushing the trolley away from childhood and adulthood favourite; red velvet cake.
Money was tight at the moment, so tight we could barely afford the simple necessities we needed.
But I couldn’t tell Sunset that, my beautiful daughter who somehow saw the best in each and everyone one or thing.
I always remember the vivid moment, straight after her birth, when I’d held her in my arms and her hazel eyes were burning bright, so bright they looked like the sunset on a warm summers night.
Sunset I’d murmured, holding her in my arms like if I let go she would… disappear.
Days of extreme money management turned into weeks which turned into months which turned up into a whole year.
May 17th, my birthday. Heavens, it wasn’t like there was anything to celebrate. I hated birthdays with a hot passion.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUMMY!” Sunset screamed just precisely as the clock ticked 6:27am, my birth time, and just at the point that I groaned with tiredness and rubbed my eyes.
Sunset nestled into my chest and I couldn’t help but smile at the fact that I’d created this angel.
“I got you a present.”
She shyly reached behind her back, nibbling on her bottom lip with nerves, before pulling out her hands to reveal a rectangular wrapped present with a messy bow tied around it in my favourite colour; purple.
“Aw, baby, you didn’t have to,” I reassured her, leaning over and kissing her forehead.
“Open it!” She ordered me, fiddling with her hands together in excitement.
Carefully and neatly, scared to damage the colourful paper, I un-wrapped the rather heavy package and gasped with awe and happiness when I saw what was lying inside.
“I saved up each penny I found on the street, because I know you said that sometimes you don’t get to buy your favourite things but you deserve your favourite things mama.” She rambled on.
I enveloped her in a warm hug, pulling her into me where she’d be safe and stroking her chestnut curls.
“I love you so much Sunset.” I whisper into her hair, believing every word I said.
“I love you so much too mummy.” She whispered and then giggled as I tickled her under the arms, that light, familiar sound made a rage grin take over my lips.
I ate the red velvet cake the next day thinking about how much I love my daughter.
I have no clue why I called this short story Trouble In Paradise but let’s just roll with it! 😂
My heart in this- 💗 This was such a light, heartfelt story and honestly it was really nice to just… write. A lot of my short stories have been quite well thought out in case people do decide they want me to continue it as a novel, but this one WILL NOT be on the choice list 😊
Did you enjoy reading this story? Which story has been your fave so far? Do you like red velvet cake?
That’s a wrap – stay safe but most importantly stay happy ☀️