Bloganuary Day 5

Welcome to Bloganuary Day 5! I’ve officially surpassed how far I got last year! Woo!

Today’s prompt is What brings you joy in life?

I could write a long drawn-out post about what brings me joy, or I could simply show you.

These last three years have been rough for me, but there are two things that will always brighten my day and make me smile: the innocence of children and writing stories.

So here’s a story about an innocent child and his not-so-innocent mommy. Enjoy. 😀

Photo by Tatiana Syrikova on

Buried Treasure: A 100-Word Story

He’s so curious. Digging through dirt. Pulling up rocks, weeds, old things best left buried.

“Mommy, look what I found!” He runs inside with the dull fool’s gold chain of Antoinette’s locket wrapped around his hand.

“Have you been in my flowerbed again?” I take the chain and wipe away bits of dust and clay from the heart-shaped pendant.

“What is it, Mommy?”

“Buried treasure.”

“Can I keep it?”

“Go wash up first.”

I suppose he can. He wouldn’t think to ask why his father’s picture is in the locket.

But I must move Antoinette’s body. He’s getting too close.

© 2023 Nortina Simmons


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