FFfAW: A Mother’s Endless Forgiveness

Credit: Maria – Doodles and Scribbles

She’d fought with her mother, banged the front door and stormed out of the house – again.

She went to her usual place, a bench in a darkened side street. Any teenager would have probably thought twice, but Jessica didn’t care. She half hoped to be kidnapped, that would serve her mother right. The minute such horrifying thoughts entered her mind, her eyes filled with tears. How could she even think this? It’s not like she hated her mother, in reality, she hated herself for being so short-tempered.

She tried to control her emotions but somehow always found herself in a confrontational mode. Why was she like this?

Jessica hugged her knees and sobbed.

Just then, the moon appeared from behind the dark clouds and shone down upon her.

“Please God, help me be a better daughter,” she pleaded, tilting her tear-streaked face heavenward.

Reaching home, she immediately saw the look of relief on her mother’s anxious face.

“Sorry Mom,” she said softly, feeling ashamed.

Her mother hugged her tight. All was forgiven – again.

For Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers


Felt like sharing a song for all the wonderful Moms out there! ❤️

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26 Responses to FFfAW: A Mother’s Endless Forgiveness

  1. Jade M. Wong says:

    Oh wow…this was an incredibly touching snippet of a mother-daughter relationship. Well-written.

  2. I love this! You got the fractious relationship between a teenage daughter and her mother down beautifully! I can remember being there with those same emotions. You nailed it!

  3. Michael says:

    I enjoyed this SW for the fact that you have given your character hope and that is always a good thing..

  4. luckyjc007 says:

    Well done! A perfect example of what often happens between a child and a parent. Thankfully, this one turned out well. 🙂

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    Jessica sounds like most teenagers – I’m sure she’ll be fine, and at least she quickly realises how much her mum means to her. Nice take as always 🙂

  6. Kids – who’d have them? At least there’s a glimmer of hope for this one

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  7. ellenbest24 says:

    Teenage angst described to a tee. How many I hate you’s do mothers of teens hear, how fickle we use the word before we ever understand it.

  8. mandibelle16 says:

    I’m glad everything worked out. I was a bit scared when she went out on the bench alone,

  9. A lot of wisdom in that young girl – despite losing control of her emotions, at least she recognized it and what she has in her mom. 🙂 Very nice.

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