Thank you, Jillian Andrews for taking part in the ‘Write a story in less than one hundred words challenge’ with Lost in Thought.
She sits alone on the bench. She wears a white hat as shade against the sun. Her pink jacket keeps the chill off her thinning arms. Her walking stick lay beside her. She’s lost in her thoughts but tilts her head as a breeze rustles the leaves by her feet. The coolness feels good against her skin. Shading her eyes she looks towards me but doesn’t realise I’m watching her. Her face is beautiful and lined with age. A hint of sadness shows in her blue eyes.
She sees me and smiles.
We sit together. My mother. My friend.