Here and There

This week the word prompt from is about opposing forces.. To use antithesis in our writing. Opposing words, poetry or prose

– stop and go

– here and there

‘Where have you been?’ Sadie’s mother said. ‘I was about to go to bed.’

‘Here and there,’ Sadie said.

‘Did you get my shopping?’

The hallway was at forty degrees, and Sadie took off her coat, and put down the carrier bags full of shopping. Most of the time meals were brought in. Maud, was slowing down, and most of the time spent in the front room, watching her soaps, and daytime television.

‘I got the tins of pineapple, tea, your Liquorish Allsorts, a couple of steak pies, and milk.’

A new kitchen, but it was barely used.

Busying herself making a cup of tea, Sadie made her way into the front room. Chairs, with a floral pattern mixed with a pale red background. Charity shop, but good quality.

She turned the heating down – just a little bit.

With a cup of tea in hand, her mum was in a little bit of a better mood. She understood completely. It must be very lonely sitting here day after day. There would come a time when her independence was in question. The oxygen machine used a few hours a day, and every time she visited, there seemed to be a little less of her.

‘I could stop for a little while, I don’t need to go,’ Said said, half an eye on what was happening in Coronation street.

‘How are the kids?’

‘Fine, Lorna is doing really well at school, and James is practicing for his school play.’

She shuffled in her seat a little, and ate some of her sweets. They talked about something, nothing and everything, and by the time she was about to go, her mum said, ‘don’t forget to put your scarf on, it’s cold out there.’

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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