July 27, 2011
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Roses, roses, roses.
I didn’t know why I was thinking about beautiful red roses. But then again I didn’t know why I thought a lot of things. I just did.
Ethan walks into the kitchen and my heart nearly stops. The poor boy is covered in mud again. I stop washing the dishes and grab my rag.
“You were playing in the mud again,” I attack his face with the soapy rag.
Ethan doesn’t respond, as usual.
“You should really stop doing that; this is the third time today you’ve had to take a bath.” I go to strip the little boy’s overalls off and he suddenly squeals at me to stop.
Before I could scold Ethan for shouting at me he reaches in his front pocket and draws out a crumpled red rose.
“I climbed in the mud to get it for you mommy.” He holds the rose out to me in his little chubby hands.
I bit my bottom lip to hold back the tears that suddenly sprung to the corners of my eyes. “Thank you.” I managed to choke. I took the little rose and set it on a saucer in the middle of the little dining room table.
I turn around to tell Ethan to go take a bath but before I can he runs out the kitchen door and out into the yard again.
I look out the still open door and see Ethan start to play with his friend bill.
I let him go and decide that he can take a bath later. Right now I’ll just admire my little red crumbled rose before it starts to wilt.

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photolover26 said...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm
Cute story! My only criticism is Bill should have been capitalized, and "I climbed in the mud to get it for you mommy", there should have been a comma before 'mommy'. Other than that, great story :)
Eno-Bladez replied...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 12:29 pm
i realized the bill thing but i really don't think there should be a comma before the mommy, thanks for your comment
partyhardd<3 said...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 6:50 pm
its soooo sweet lol & cutee <3
tealbird said...
Aug. 6, 2011 at 8:46 pm
Awwww...this is so sweet! I love the message.
CarrieAnn13 said...
Aug. 6, 2011 at 8:01 pm
This is a simple little short story.  I like it.  Anyway, my only criticism is you forgot to capitalize 'Bill'. 
Eno-Bladez replied...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 12:28 pm
i realized i forgot to capitalize bill when i read through it. :P oops
Funkyman replied...
Apr. 4, 2014 at 10:08 am
I really think this story is cute.
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