The Official Writing Challenge
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Your story was so touching. And it speaks to the heart of every woman who has ever felt lonely and unloved. Good work.
Your first paragraph is magnificent, and the rest of the piece did not let me down in the least! What a wonderful character study!

You touched on something that has bothered me for years--mothers who complain about spending time with their children. Many times these are SAHMs, who would pooh-pooh career mothers, but they gripe about their unruly children. I don't get it.

The dance at the end was a perfect touch!
Dittos to the comments, above. (I love the poetic feel of your first paragraph words.) You really give your reader a sense of Laura's despair, that feeling of being set aside on the shelf that many have experienced. The ending was delightful.