Maria’s childhood home


Photo Copyright: Mary Shipman

Maria now an old woman stood in her childhood home one last time. Awoken one evening and raced out the door by her parents almost fifty years ago. Flower wallpaper, which adorned her bedroom walls, now dilapidated from years of neglect. She prayed the metal box remained under the floorboard. The letter from her parents on her sixteenth birthday was intact. The last line read, “Remember you will always be our special angel. Love, Mom and Dad”

The tears poured out. A sharp chest pain gripped Maria, but it was too late. She collapsed to the floor dead.

5 thoughts on “Maria’s childhood home

  1. A very cogent snapshot chronicle, yet disturbing to me. Old woman??! 16th birthday plus 50 years ago, equals only 66. I turn 70 (I hope) in two months. I’m not looking for that metal box full of heart attacks. Nicely done. 🙂

  2. Dear Cole, I really enjoyed your story, the old lady (2 years my senior) made it back to find the box and her letter. Nice job and there is a finality of this story that tugs at my heart! Good job! Nan 🙂

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