The six-sentence prompt from is They say music helps people, who suffer with Alzheimer’s to remember husbands, wives, or even children they have forgotten.

Earphones, gently placed over her greying hair, I hoped this would help her relive something from her past. As always, she glanced at me with a vacant expression, in a memory I couldn’t be part of.

Sometimes – over in the tick of a clock – she would call me Mum; say that she loved me; sometimes she saw my daughter, and thought she was me.

Either way I told her I loved her.

As the music gently flowed into her ears, she smiled at our favourite song, turned her blue eyes, the same as mine, and there was a sparkle in her eyes.

‘What took you so long,’ she said. ‘Dad and I were just having a cuppa, would you like one too?’

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.

9 thoughts on “Mum

  1. Love this touching story that speaks so eloquently of the fluid and strained relationship with a loved one with memory loss.
    Music is a powerful help as is “being” where they are.
    Beautiful six

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