Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Irony

Trisha lay still accompanied by silent sniffs.
"Don't worry Trish. I am right here" she said in a pacified tone.
"Oh! I am scared Mommy," she said while sniffing, "Will it hurt?"
"Not at all dear!"
Soon she felt the prick, the pressure on her arm build up, and within seconds, everything was back to normal.
She wailed, whimpered as the nurse dabbed cotton on the spot.
Mom took over with a gentle smile while making her sit up.
Aha! The paradox of life that in spite of a whining, weepy kid, the Mom was wearing a smile

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a character who is called to have the back of another. What circumstances led up to this moment? What are the character motives? Think about the interaction, the setting, the tone. What does it look like to have another’s back?
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