Another Friday Fictioneers prompt.
She tried to be a good mother, even when it meant finishing her son’s project for him, but as she looked up the directions online, she found herself growing more and more irritated. Was it too much to ask for a thank you once in a while? He hadn’t even kissed her goodnight before going to bed, leaving her up to her eyeballs in papier-mache and chicken wire. It would serve her son right if she refused to bail him out, but her heart wouldn’t let her abandon him. Even at midnight, the world was not enough for a mother to give her son.
(105 words after 5 revisions)
Awww…the plight of many mothers. Nicely told
Enjoyed the story but I wanted to take this mom aside and suggest she let her son do the work or not do it, stand or fall on his own. Time for him to “man up” as my husband likes to say. I especially likes your closing line, although I did wonder if he then grew up to be James Bond. 🙂
Very true! And I hadn’t thought about him being James Bond, but that would be an interesting back story for his life;)
“The World is Not Enough”–make me think of Bond.
nice one ^^ there’s really nothing like a mother’s love for her child..
Such a great take on the prompt and that last line was to die for. Well done.
A fine story very well written. I wonder if the mother is not doing her son a diservice, though. 🙂
Excellent closing line which says a great deal about the love of a parent. Good story. Ron
A well told story. I remember more than a few late nights helping a desperate son finish a project.
Hi, this brings me back to times when my mother helped me with my project (building a windmill) hope I was slihghtly better son than this 🙂 well told.
A well-written story. I hope that kid learns to appreciate his mother.
As a mom, I understand. Yet, I agree with the others. This boy needs to man up.
let’s get from 105 to 100.
looked up the directions online, she found herself growing more and more irritated. Was it too much to ask for a thank you once in a while? (27 words)
checking directions online, she grew increasingly irritated. Was it too much to ask for an occasional thank you? (18 words)
and i know fully well what she’s feeling, and i wouldn’t have done anything differently. i hope. maybe. well done.