โ€˜Trouble In Paradiseโ€™ – mum perspective // Writing Challenge 2020 – Day 9 ๐Ÿฆ‹

Hey popcorns ๐Ÿฟ

I realise how bitter-sweet yesterdayโ€™s intro was, and Iโ€™m sorry but yesterday was not a good day for me at all ๐Ÿ˜”

I call it โ€˜quarantine depression โ€˜ QD if weโ€™re being hip โ€˜nโ€™ happening ๐Ÿ˜‚ 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! โ˜€๏ธ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚

If youโ€™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 โœ๏ธ

15 Day Writing Challenge 2020: write a story about a mum

โ€œI cant buy it though Sunset.โ€ I repeated for the fiftieth time in a slow, sweet voice.

โ€œBut why mummy? Itโ€™s your favouriteeee cake…โ€ Sunset droned on, drawing out the word favourite till it was all I could hear.

โ€œWell sometimes we donโ€™t get to buy our favourite things.โ€ 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 couldnโ€™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 Iโ€™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 Iโ€™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 wasnโ€™t like there was anything to celebrate. I hated birthdays with a hot passion.

โ€œHAPPY BIRTHDAY MUMMY!โ€ 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 couldnโ€™t help but smile at the fact that Iโ€™d created this angel.

โ€œI got you a present.โ€

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.

โ€œAw, baby, you didnโ€™t have to,โ€ I reassured her, leaning over and kissing her forehead.

โ€œOpen it!โ€ 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.

โ€œI saved up each penny I found on the street, because I know you said that sometimes you donโ€™t get to buy your favourite things but you deserve your favourite things mama.โ€ She rambled on.

I enveloped her in a warm hug, pulling her into me where sheโ€™d be safe and stroking her chestnut curls.

โ€œI love you so much Sunset.โ€ I whisper into her hair, believing every word I said.

โ€œI love you so much too mummy.โ€ 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 letโ€™s just roll with it! ๐Ÿ˜‚

My heart in this- ๐Ÿ’— 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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

Did you enjoy reading this story? Which story has been your fave so far? Do you like red velvet cake?

Thatโ€™s a wrap – stay safe but most importantly stay happy โ˜€๏ธ

14 thoughts on “โ€˜Trouble In Paradiseโ€™ – mum perspective // Writing Challenge 2020 – Day 9 ๐Ÿฆ‹

  1. Ahh Amber I feel ya on that QD *virtual hugs* I hope you’re feeling better now!! This story was so cute and I literally heard the mom and daughter’s voice in my head siiiis. I legit felt like a mom so ty for that weird but interesting experience haha!

    1. Aw thanks Bay!! Iโ€™m feeling so much better now – normal life is kind of in sight ๐Ÿ˜‚ How are you?! Haha pretty sure that is a good thing, thank you so much โ˜บ๏ธ Haha, itโ€™s hard to write from a personโ€™s perspective that youโ€™ve not experienced, but iIโ€™m glad it came across okay! Thank you for reading and for your lovely comment ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I’m so glad and I’m goood ty. I’ve been going outside a lot to walk so I feel like the sun is really important to avoid that QD. You’re so good at different perspectives *hides ‘The Story of Bayanceโ€™s Life From Only Her POV Because Thatโ€™s Just Easier’*

        1. Thatโ€™s great! โ˜บ๏ธ I totally agree! A walk a day keeps the QD away, the sun really does help ๐Ÿ’– Aw thank you so much *broadcasts to the whole world โ€˜The Story Of Bayanceโ€™s Life From Only Her POV Because Thatโ€™s Just Easierโ€™*

  2. I realllllyyyy want red velvet cake now ๐Ÿ˜…
    Ugh same girl, my emotions have been up & down, up & down constantly – one day Iโ€™m living my best life, the next I am throughly consumes my QD (๐Ÿ˜‰) Itโ€™s crazy that in a couple days itโ€™ll be summer term too like where the hell did all the time gooooooo? I want it back ๐Ÿ˜ซ
    Loved this story though – super sweet ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

    1. Haha me too ๐Ÿ˜‚ One of my favourite cakes! ๐Ÿฐ
      I know right – honestly I never felt the term โ€˜a rollercoaster of emotionsโ€™ so much until now ๐Ÿ™„ Doesnโ€™t help Iโ€™m on PMS, like is being in a panademic just not enough for the world? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Yes El, I totally agree, Iโ€™m happy to hear itโ€™s not just me but Iโ€™m not happy your getting it too ๐Ÿ˜” (thanks for using my invention ๐Ÿ˜‰). I totally agree! Like only 12 weeks more of school? It feels like a couple of weeks ago was September, the first day of school ๐Ÿ˜‚ I do but I donโ€™t! ๐Ÿคญ
      Aw thanks so much El ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  3. I’m sorry you’re not feeling the best ๐Ÿ˜” but if you want to talk I’m here for you!! This story was the sweetest thing ๐Ÿฅบ and Sunset was a little babyy ๐Ÿ’—

    1. Aw itโ€™s okay Adi ๐Ÿ’• Iโ€™m feeling a lot better today and aw that means so much to me, thank you so much! I might use take you up on that offer sometime ๐Ÿ™‚ Aww it was wasnโ€™t it? Yes Sunset is like my fantasy baby ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฅฐ In a totally non-creepy way! XD

      1. Of course!! โค definitely hmu any time ๐Ÿ™‚ SUNSETTTT (also I love that name) (HAHA THE FACT THAT YOU SPECIFIED NON-CREEPY)

        1. Aww that means so much, right back at you! ๐Ÿ˜Š Yes, same! Itโ€™s so beautiful! YES HAHA I DIDNโ€T WANT YOU THINKING I WAS A WEIRDO ๐Ÿ˜‚

  4. This was so sweet (pun unintended)! And I’m so sorry to hear you’re not feeling the best rn. I hope you feel better soon and that you bust QD’s ass woohoo!
    Love and power to you!

    1. Aww thanks so much! Haha, you can intend the pun if you want to ๐Ÿ˜‚ Aw thank you, Iโ€™m feeling a lot better today which is good! ๐Ÿ’— HAHA! Yes for sure, thank you so much for using my QD lingo ๐Ÿคญ Aww that means so much Arshia, to you to! xx

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