The Official Writing Challenge
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Very thoughtful. I experienced first a tear and then a smile. (sigh)
I cried in the beginning, because so many people, many of them friends and family, have died of cancer. I liked how the desk became the start of renewal again.
I could so relate to this MC from the old secretary to the intense grief. My mom died suddenly at 57 and my life is so different, though I miss her, I do recognize things would be so different if she were here. I relied on her so much, I doubt my marriage would have lasted. My husband would have grown weary of always coming in behind Mom. So Although I miss her, she would be happy that I'm happily married. Thanks for the reminder, I needed it.
The bitterness of grief is very real here, which makes the dawn of hope even more so. Very heartfelt, moving, and true. Congratulations!
Great story, Marilee! When are you starting your book?
Hopefully, writing is therapy for you as you travel the "memories forever, my captain" road!