As Time Went By

May 24, 2023 at 12:59 pm 22 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 26 May 2023

Amanda Forestwood
Photo Credit: Amanda Forestwood

It was a tough climb. Some steps were slippery because of the previous rain and threatened to throw him off balance. It was Mom who kept him going. She had been a constant source of strength and encouragement as they went up together.

Standing at the summit, all he could see was a barren landscape filled with weird rock formations and patches of greenery. Boring. He wished he could have stayed at the lodge and played video games instead.

After his mom passed, however, his perspective changed. It became one of the moments he’d remember fondly as time went by.


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22 Comments Add your own

  • 1. rochellewisoff  |  May 24, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    As the old saying goes, “We don’t know what we have until it’s gone.” Lovely and poignant piece.



    • 2. plaridel  |  May 25, 2023 at 8:14 am


      true indeed.

  • 3. Iain Kelly  |  May 24, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    How very true – only in hindsight do we appreciate those moments.

    • 4. plaridel  |  May 25, 2023 at 8:14 am


      if only we can go back in time, but unfortunately we can’t.

  • 5. James McEwan  |  May 25, 2023 at 12:03 am

    A place to visit, sit and reflect. Well told.

    • 6. plaridel  |  May 25, 2023 at 8:13 am


      thank you for reading. i’m glad you liked it.

  • 7. Keith's Ramblings  |  May 25, 2023 at 3:58 am

    He has a reason to see it differently now. Nice one. plaridel.

    • 8. plaridel  |  May 25, 2023 at 8:13 am


      i suppose maturity comes with age.

  • 9. Dawn M. Miller  |  May 25, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    This is why mom’s do this.

    • 10. plaridel  |  May 27, 2023 at 4:04 pm


      for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 11. Sandra  |  May 26, 2023 at 6:49 am

    You never know those moments… until much later.

    • 12. plaridel  |  May 27, 2023 at 4:04 pm


      i couldn’t agree more.

  • 13. poetisatinta  |  May 26, 2023 at 8:24 am

    A good spot for reflection โค๏ธ

    • 14. plaridel  |  May 27, 2023 at 4:04 pm


      it was a long time coming. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 17. Alicia Jamtaas  |  May 27, 2023 at 9:41 am

    Oh, boy! This pulls at the heartstrings. Even as an older person a balked against some of the things my mom wanted to do with me. Thanks for the memory.

    • 18. plaridel  |  May 27, 2023 at 4:03 pm


      you’re welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 19. msjadeli  |  May 27, 2023 at 6:57 pm

    Plaridel you illustrate so well how memory and perspective change in retrospect. I’m glad he decided to go walking with his Mom that day.

    • 20. plaridel  |  May 29, 2023 at 8:51 pm


      what a generous comment. well appreciated.

  • 21. thisobscurelife  |  May 29, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    Ah, isnโ€™t this always how it goes. These are the moments weโ€™ll cherish. The son reminds me of my own teenage son, hopefully heโ€™ll remember moments like these when it comes to it.

    • 22. plaridel  |  May 29, 2023 at 8:51 pm


      no doubt about it, he’ll remember. ๐Ÿ™‚


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