A Mother’s Love (Friday Fictioneers)

A Mother’s Love (Friday Fictioneers)

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson
Friday Fictioneer’s is a weekly challenge to write a complete story in 100 words or less based on a photo prompt. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this challenge and Dale Rogerson for this week’s prompt.

Maggie, did I ever tell you about the time my son…”

Danny tuned his mother out. Another awkward childhood story meant to embarrass him in front of his date.

And her name was Margaret, not Maggie.

Outside the snow accumulated. He could blame the weather for cutting the evening short.

Noticing the sudden silence, Danny realized his mother was gone.

“She said something about bathtub baby pictures.” Margaret smiled in response to his horrified  look.

Across the table, his sister laughed.

 “You’d best hope she forgot where she put your circumcision ring.”

Danny sighed, wishing he was anywhere but here.


This story was inspired by my son and the mother I hope I will never be.



27 thoughts on “A Mother’s Love (Friday Fictioneers)

  1. The acid test for the girl friend! If she accepts Danny’s mom (and Danny) after this they will likely have a long happy marriage 🙂

  2. I’ll never understand why a woman would do that to her child, male of female. We took some bathtub pics, but not many. And they were never displayed to anyone else. Sheesh. How embarrassing.

    1. I don’t think i have any photos like that of my children (well not the full monty anyway). I do some of one of my male cousins when he was a baby. They belonged to my grandmother (his great-grandmother) and i inherited them when she died. I’m sort of agreeing with you on this one. Not sure i would want those to end up in the wrong hands. Thanks for commenting!

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