24/05/2014

Hello Baby! - Friday Fiction

"HELLO GRANNIE!"

I screamed, Oh gods!
My kids are used to my habit of crying at every turn - but when something this enormous happens words simply fail me.
I made a cup of tea and lit every candle in the house, plus some incense sticks, and then went for a walk by the river - the energy was too much to contain.
My little girl is pregnant! My daughter's baby who she will share with her mother as only girls do.
My tears are carried away by the river  and I stop crying at last. I'll weep again when it's born!




This story was prompted by a photo on Rochelle's Friday Fictioneers website.
http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/

20 comments:

  1. Indeed one of the biggest event ever...

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    1. Grandchildren - love without the sleepless nights!

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  2. Sooooo AWESOME! Feelings, character, wow! Nice.

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    1. Thanks wmqc - written in one burst of energy and it seemed to work!

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  3. Dear Lizzy, what a wonderful story - based on any truth? Love it! Nan :)

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    1. Dear Nan - thanks, and fingers crossed.

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  4. Lovely. I know those tears :-)

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  5. Great news that surely bring tears to the eyes! I liked how she lit the house but still left as she couldn't contain her energy. One little typo in "daughter".

    Greetings from Greece to Spain!
    Maria (MM Jaye)

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    1. Some things are too big to contain in a still body and a wlk is the only release.

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  6. Dear Liz,

    I'm wondering, too, if there's any personal truth to this story. How well I can relate Four years ago I got the news that I was finally going to be a grandmother. I screamed. I cried. I danced. I sang.

    Good story. BTW you reversed the a and u in daughter. ;)

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. I have two grandsons who are gorgeous. The edit took me hours as it wouldn't work yesterday - I was all thumbs!

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  7. Nice! I liked how everything came together at the end.

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  8. Thanks Glossarch - tears and river seemed to fit!

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  9. There is definitely a much deeper connection for a daughter and her mother. I've got 2 sons - I probably will never feel that way.

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    1. If you're lucky you will get two daughters-in-law who share their children generously.

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  10. One woman's joy is another woman's nightmare. Sometimes they blend together and come out just fine. Good take on the prompt

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  11. Lizy, Great and joyous story. We have a daughter but as yet she's not married. Well done. : ) ----Susan

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  12. My daughter has been married for ten years - this baby is a miracle.

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