The Spinning Wheel

July 6, 2022 at 1:57 pm 25 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 8 July 2022

 Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 
It had been in the basement for some time gathering dust since grandma passed away.

“Mama,” Little Abby asked, “can we keep it?”

“I’m afraid not, honeybunch; there’ll be no space for it in the new house.”

“That’s no fair.”

“I know, but I tell you what, I found somebody willing to adopt it.”

“For sure?”

“For sure.”

“What grandma wants is for you to keep her memories alive like the many happy moments she shared with you while she sat at that wheel.”

“Can you do that?”

“For sure.”

“Well, it’s settled then. Your grandma will be so pleased.”

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25 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  July 6, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    Memories are all there is in the end, and should be treasured. Nice one.

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  July 7, 2022 at 7:46 am

      iain:

      like they said, those that are gone will continue to live for as long as we remember them.

      Reply
  • 3. James McEwan  |  July 7, 2022 at 12:40 am

    Sentimental items are hard to say goodbye to.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  July 7, 2022 at 7:45 am

      james:

      that’s the dilemma that we face when we decide to downsize or move to a new house.

      Reply
  • 5. neilmacdon  |  July 7, 2022 at 2:42 am

    I liked the way the child became the parent

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    • 6. plaridel  |  July 7, 2022 at 7:45 am

      neil:

      more often than not, it happens. 🙂

      Reply
  • 7. rochellewisoff  |  July 7, 2022 at 3:56 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Mementos like spinning wheels collect dust but the memories don’t. Sweet story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 8. plaridel  |  July 7, 2022 at 7:45 am

      rochelle:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 9. Dale  |  July 7, 2022 at 4:48 am

    That is such a sweet story, Plaridel. Lovely.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  July 7, 2022 at 7:45 am

      dale:

      thank you for reading as always. much appreciated.

      Reply
      • 11. Dale  |  July 7, 2022 at 7:47 am

        🙂

        Reply
  • 12. Bill  |  July 7, 2022 at 8:22 am

    Very comforting story. Nicely done.

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    • 13. plaridel  |  July 9, 2022 at 8:10 am

      bill:

      it’s very kind of you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 14. Keith's Ramblings  |  July 8, 2022 at 3:31 am

    A heartwarming tale, well done plaridel.

    Reply
    • 15. plaridel  |  July 9, 2022 at 8:09 am

      keith:

      it was worth writing it then. thank you.

      Reply
  • 16. draliman  |  July 8, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    The memories are the most important thing.

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    • 17. plaridel  |  July 9, 2022 at 8:09 am

      draliman:

      true that.

      Reply
  • 18. authorfleurl  |  July 9, 2022 at 2:42 am

    Lovely story, well done.

    Reply
    • 19. plaridel  |  July 9, 2022 at 8:09 am

      authorfleurl:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you.

      Reply
  • 20. GHLearner  |  July 9, 2022 at 8:28 am

    That’s a lovely story. Keeping the memories and giving the tool to someone who uses it instead of having it gathering dust in the basement.

    Reply
    • 21. plaridel  |  July 13, 2022 at 3:46 pm

      gabi:

      what a generous comment. thank you.

      Reply
  • 22. Vartika  |  July 10, 2022 at 10:09 am

    Sweet story. Memories never die

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    • 23. plaridel  |  July 13, 2022 at 3:46 pm

      vartika:

      thank you for reading and commenting. much appreciated. 🙂

      Reply
  • 24. msjadeli  |  July 10, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    I’m glad the parent had a way of processing this with the child that the child could understand and accept.

    Reply
    • 25. plaridel  |  July 13, 2022 at 3:46 pm

      msjadeli:

      me too. 🙂

      Reply

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