A New Beginning – A trio of Word Prompts


A waiting room with a view.

Mountains, tall and silent, reflected on to the lake like a child’s drawing was painted underneath. Calm, quiet, and my thoughts focussed on the surgery I was about to embark on.

I know what you’re going to say? Looks aren’t everything. But ever since I was a child the scar on my face reminded me of how it got there. A car accident – not my fault – not anyone’s fault really.

My parents were arguing about who would look after me. Their voices were raised, and I tried to stop them. Plenty of of children in my school are divorced. Why should I be different?

But they wouldn’t stop, and, as I unbuckled my seat belt, Mum turned around to tell me to put it back on.

It all went black after that.

I woke up to my mum crying, and my dad nowhere to be seen. Mum told me later, when I was stronger, he didn’t survive the crash. She told me I wasn’t to blame, but it ate away at me.

That is, until I heard the saxophone playing at the airport. It was like my dad was sitting there with me, playing the same old tune. There wasn’t anyone to blame, it just happened.

I turn to my mum, and we both squeeze our hands together.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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