Wish- #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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I wish you leave behind a gold coin.

I wish you come in satin slippers, so I can admire them.

I wish you come tonight, because I’ve been waiting a long time.

Emma turned and looked at Nancy. “Do you think she’ll come tonight? I made all these wishes from the bottom of my heart.”

Nancy smiled, helped Emma into bed, tucked her in and stroked her hair. ‘Emma, I’m sure she will. Did you put the tooth under your pillow? We don’t want to delay the Tooth Fairy when she is out on her nightly duty, now do we?’

Smiling, Emma replied in the affirmative and rolled over to her side and fell into a deep sleep.

Nancy looked to make sure she was sleeping comfortably and gently opened the door to let herself out. She looked up to see Dr. Raj on his  rounds.

“How is she doing?” he asked Nancy.

‘Seems to be okay, Doctor. The dementia does seem to be getting worse though. Tonight she thought she was a child waiting for the tooth fairy.’

Sighing, Dr. Raj said, “Well, that’s not surprising, given her health. Keep an eye on her, will you? She’s one active 80-year-old, considering everything she’s been through.”


A-Z Challenge 2015

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Alternate Angles

A2Z-BADGE-000 [2015] - Life is Good

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38 thoughts on “Wish- #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

  1. Aww that was sad. It’s good that Emma is surrounded by caring individuals :).

    Love the twists in your stories, Shailaja ji :D.

  2. Sad indeed. I hope the old woman isn’t aware of her state. Dementia is heartbreaking especially if memories make a come back at odd times and play hide and seek mercilessly.

  3. Oh! That’s sad! Poor lady! Nancy seems to be taking good care of her though. I liked how she responded to Emma’s wish.

  4. That’s sad. Dementia / Alzheimers are very debilitating conditions. My aunt suffered from Alzheimers and it was heart breaking to watch her.

  5. Oh that is a sad story, no one wants to be in that situation. But as old people sometimes loose their teeth too, there is something more to it.
    I sometimes have the feeling that vey old and very young are very close in a lot of ways.

  6. I did think it was a sweet little tale of a mum and daughter. Poor lady, my heart goes out to her. Splendid twist at the end as always Shailaja!

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