The Bond


The prompt this week at 100wcgu is EMERALD

Check out Julia’s Place to learn more about the One Hundred Word Challenge for Grown-ups.

I was thrilled—no, ecstatic—when I learned I was pregnant with you. Each day I fell in love with you a little more as this tiny life grew and stirred inside me.

I couldn’t wait for you to be born so I could finally meet you!  Yet, I feared losing the special bond that only you and I could share.

I imagined what you’d look like with your father’s green eyes and my curly blonde hair, or perhaps my brown eyes and his black hair.

O, had you lived, my precious, precious angel, your name would be, “Emerald.”

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The Middle-Aged Huerfano



This week’s prompts for the Shapeshifting 13 writing challenge at Grammar Ghoul Press are the words orphan and inherent. Exactly 39 words.


Mom died the semester before I was to graduate
from University.

Somehow, she’d persuaded me to walk–so inherently proud of
my accomplishments

Yes, well.


my diploma came in the mail.



and befitting

the orphan

i’d become.

--Agnes Varga

–Agnes Varga

Aim High


Three marriages; three divorces.

Countless boyfriends and one-night stands

but still no Mr. Right—

not even a

Mr. Close Enough.

Six kids:

two in prison

three unaccounted for;

one baby-bump and

a big, fat drug habit.


“Well done, my child. Well done!”