Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Swan Song



Today's muse: Spook's Scribblings
Today's word: Song

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Swan Song

Angela’s voice, melodic and clear, drifted through the quiet room. A tradition since Joshua was born, she looked forward to their evening ritual when she sang to him until his eyes fluttered and he faded off to sleep. Dressed in his race car footies, his plump face serene, he seemed to sleep now. She wanted to hear him laugh, tiny bubbles bursting from his gummed mouth. Instead, she comforted herself by singing to him one more time, knowing he had drifted away hours ago. She wondered if he could hear her from the clouds above and hoped, if nothing else, he would remember her swan song.



2 comments:

glnroz said...

very nice...tricky, but very nice.

Spook The Scribbler said...

Aww, lovely!