Daily Post Prompt: Ghost

It was a late Saturday morning.  I didn’t have anywhere to be, so I was sleeping in.  The sun was already shining bright in the room, but I figured I could sleep a little more.  I felt Mercy sit down on the edge of the bed.  I felt her stroke my hair.  The room was so quiet, I could even hear my hair move as she played with it.  I slowly opened my eyes with a smile.  No one was there.  I looked around the room.  There wasn’t even a kitty in sight.  Wow, I must be still dreaming.  Oh, well.

I fell back asleep.  It happened again.  What the…?  I must be still dreaming.

I shook it off and closed my eyes again, but didn’t drift off this time.  I didn’t want to get up yet.  My hair gets stroked again.

I shot out of the bed and was down the stairs and in the living room in 3 seconds flat.

Mercy looks at me and says, “You look like you’ve seen a ghost.”

“I didn’t SEE one…”


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What Do I Carry?

Daily Post Prompt: Carry

I carry the weight of all on my shoulders.  I am the caretaker of my family, friends, and coworkers,  But who carries me?  Mercy tries, but her struggles are real and she doesn’t have the strength.  I need to unload some of the weight from my shoulders and carry myself.

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Daily Post Prompt: Confused

I’m confused a lot lately.  Why am I always in a fog?  I need to snap out of it, but I just can’t figure out how.

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Daily Post Prompt: Reach

Everything is a reach today.  I can’t catch a breath.  How will I get through this? My self-esteem is gone.

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I’ve never been in danger of being fired before not even remotely close to thinking my job is in jeopardy. I have always been the most trusted and reliable employee at every job I’ve ever had. And now I’m just waiting until Monday to find out for sure that I’ve been fired.  It started a few months ago with minor mistakes. I had finally proved that I was human. Then a month ago my boss said I’m making too many mistakes. I buckled down and made the biggest effort in my life to be perfect. Then two weeks ago I made a huge mistake but corrected it before it could effect my boss. She said that was my last chance. This week she was gone and I was given a ton of tasks and the time to turn over a new leaf. The week was going well and I had most of the tasks complete. Then this morning I couldn’t find my work keys. When I was hired I was told that losing keys would get me fired. I retraced my steps. I have never lost keys, let alone work keys. I had to call her and she said she had no words for me and that I was to meet her at the office Monday morning and she would handle everything else from then on. Two hours later she pulled my email access. I’m fired but I have to wait til Monday to be told I’m fired.

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Let’s go for a Sunday drive.  It’s a beautiful day.  We have nothing important to do or plan for.  Work is a whole 18 hours away.  There are no family members to attend to.  No obligations that keep us home.  Don’t you remember the oh so far away days of the past when your family would pile into the car and just drive.  There was no rhyme or reason for where you went or when you would return home.  Maybe dad had something in mind, but I never worried about it as a kid.  Looking back now it was probably just a cheap idea to pass the Sunday away back when gas was under 80 cents per gallon and a full tank cost less than any activity for a family of five.  So in memory of days gone by…let’s take a drive.

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