The drabble is a weekly challenge hosted by Aheila on her blog : http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com A reminder how it works : read the prompt and find your angle ; write a drabble (100 word story , give or take 5 words) ; post a direct link to the drabble in your comments
The silence is everywhere . It takes its place , settles in , complacent and comfortable … a loyal breakfast , lunch and dinner companion . It permeates the atmosphere – thick , multi-layered chunks filled with unimaginable pain , unspeakable truths .
"Daddy , why does mommy stare all the time ?"
"She is very sick …"
"Why won't mommy speak to us ? Can't she take medicine to make her better ?" No answer . Just silence .
No more family gatherings . The pitter patter of running feet , giggles and laughter , lost in a distant memory . Sshh … whisper …
Mr. Bear , do you think I ask too many questions ? Silence .
Well , daddy says so ....