Five Sentence Fiction – Offering

Word prompt Offerings

She did know the little boy, who at just  eight years of age, had succumbed to cancer.

It took her by surprise, the usual suspects in the classified section were the elderly , the aged, not someone who’s life had just begun.

What kind of cruel world was this? What kind of offering could be made to set this injustice right.

She knew their was nothing to be done, nothing but be thankful.

As the gentle stream of tears subsided, she made a promise with herself to view each day as a privilege, not a right….it was the only way to honor the little boy and the gift called ‘ life’.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Real Cie
    Jan 14, 2015 @ 04:17:37

    This is beautiful and sad. Sometimes life really is cruel. Gratitude is good to have if one can muster such.


  2. penshift
    Jan 14, 2015 @ 18:09:24

    Cancer isn’t ageist. 🙂 nicely done. I’m ignoring the ellipses that technically create a 6 sentence because I’m aware they are for emphasis rather then actual punctuation purposes.


  3. Claudia H. Blanton
    Jan 14, 2015 @ 20:10:13

    very moving story!


  4. ranu802
    Jan 14, 2015 @ 22:04:23

    It’s a beautiful story.


  5. Deboshree
    Jan 16, 2015 @ 06:37:40

    That is indeed the spirit to live. Count your blessings. Loved the story.


  6. aseemrastogi2
    Jan 16, 2015 @ 23:21:52

    Beautifully written. We should appreciate each day of our lives God gives us and try to live it to the fullest :).


  7. Glynis
    Jan 19, 2015 @ 01:11:46

    Sad, but moving story. Thank you for sharing!


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