Dearest Sister,

This week’s (April 13 2016) Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction challenge is hosted by fellow Rough Writer Lisa Reiter at Sharing the Story.   Lisa’s prompt, in 99 words (no more, no less) was to write about offering to help someone.  I find that for the most part, kindness begets gratitude, a letter tells a story, and here is mine.

Dearest sister,

Unannounced, in the midst of total chaos and disarray, you burst into my home like a breath of fresh air.  You brought your sunny smile, lots of bubbling energy – and a car load of sturdy boxes and wrapping paper!  I can’t tell you what that meant to me.  I was so distraught I was not going to get everything packed for the movers. You made it happen and for that, I am forever grateful.

There are daisies blooming in my new garden. They remind me of you – always laughing.  Wish you were here.

Miss you.

Hugs, Elaine.

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  1. What a beautiful warm letter, Kate. You have captured the sister’s giving heart and Elaine’s love. Her sister is the one we’d always want, and always want to be. Elaine is too, Her sister’s love tells us what a special person she is. This is a beautiful heartwarming story in a letter.

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    1. So happy you dropped in Norah and thank you for your heartening response! I believe we have a bit of both sister’s energies in all of us – it’s just giving it expression that can be a challenge at times.

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      1. That’s (hopefully) true. And although I know it’s not quite what you meant, you did do a great job of expressing it; and I’m sure you do also through your actions. xx

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