U is for Unforgiven #AtoZchallenge #amwriting



“Having children changes you.” These were the truest words Mother ever said.

The moment I held Maria, her big eyes surveying her world, I was smitten.

The second truest thing Mother said was “no matter how well you think you know someone, you don’t.”

Maria’s relationship with her father and me was different. She kept curfew, didn’t lie, and told me everything.

Mother said, “The greatest disappointment is finding out what you thought was true, wasn’t.”

Sitting on Maria’s twin bed, reading her journal, I amassed a list of those who would be unforgiven.

I was at the top.


end 4/25/2017

S. Darlington

4 thoughts on “U is for Unforgiven #AtoZchallenge #amwriting

    1. Thank you. I think about 99% of it is invented. I do try to remember to put “fiction” in the tags. I feel awful when someone consoles me for something that never happened. 🙂
      And, I just finished binging on 13 Reasons Why so I’ll be fooling with that to see what 100 words can make of it.
      So, if you read something and it seems semi-deja vu, it’s because I keep trying to find the best way to express something.
      Do you ever do that?

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