Here I am again with another 100 word story prompted by a photograph on Rochelle's blog.
See https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ and follow the Blue Frog icon to read other writers' takes on the same prompt - it always amazes me how different our stories can be!
In the first weeks of this year I have been blessed with two gorgeous granddaughters to add to my two handsome grandsons. Millie was born in England on January 8th and Natalie was born in Canada on February 7th. The subject of infant immunisation is therefore very close to my heart.
ON THE VERANDA
I can see Susie and Jake playing next door and I'd like to join them but they don’t play with me now.
Last summer we were together every day – splashing in our pool, making cookies with their mum, kicking a ball – until we got ill. The doctor said it was measles and we should have been vaccinated, but our mums hadn’t had us done.
The whole town rushed to get the jabs but it was too late for some of us. Two babies died and Mum says I’m lucky I only went deaf, but I don’t feel lucky – I'm just lonely.