Home coming

lamps, light, home coming

She lit the lamps though it wasn’t dark. She’d prepared all his favourite dishes and had meticulously arranged them on the table the way he liked it. Tonight was special. She was going to see him after so long! She waited patiently while pouring more oil into the lamps to keep them burning. Eventually, the food went cold, the wind blew off the lamps. She hadn’t slept a wink. In the morning, he finally came.
“Son, where were you?”
“I was out with my friends”
“But I was waiting”
“Stop bothering me. I need rest”
He slammed the door shut.
Word count: 100
This post is written in response to the above picture prompt by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at Friday Fictioneers.
I am participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

25 responses to “Home coming”

  1. Obsessivemom says:

    Children can be heartless and so uncaring of love. So much emotion in those hundred words.

  2. You need to know when to let children have their time , getting scared already..
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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    A typical scene we can all recognise! I feel sorry for the mother. Nice writing.

  4. Alana says:

    One day, he will know his mother’s pain. Well written.

  5. Deepa says:

    Short and sweet..Reema you have shown all the emotions in one short story related to motherhood.

  6. Soumya` says:

    Breaks my heart. At times it feels that having children is so over rated.

  7. Vinodini says:

    Well, this is quite a realistic scene. Children do it without realizing how hurt the parent feels but then at some point even parents need to step back and give their children some space. Wonderful take on the prompt, Reema!

    • Reema D'souza says:

      Yes, some times the children don’t understand what parents feel. We are all guilty of this some time or the other. Thank you Vinodini 🙂

  8. Ramya Rao says:

    Oh no! This is such a heart breaking story,Reema. Over time we forget the smallest of joys and fail to be with the one who did everything for us.

  9. This insensitivity sons show their moms later translate to babd behaviour and unhappiness with wives.Good behaviour and kindness are habits to be strictly followed.Superb story

  10. Meenakshi says:

    This is a sad reality happening in most of the homes….You have conveyed this message in a wonderful way!

  11. Only a mother can give up her nights sleep for a child .. Hope our kids understand this as they grow up! Loved reading it!

  12. Randy says:

    I think it’s high time to have a long talk with him and set him right.

  13. Painfully true … we raise them but they don’t always appreciate what we do. Well written …

  14. rajlakshmi says:

    Damn that’s cruel… I so feel for the mum. 🙁

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