8 Sentence Sunday #33

Posted Dec 14 2014, 7:30 am in , , , ,

This is a few paragraphs later from where I left off last week. Carmen is looking to organize her life by dealing with business of her dad’s death.

                                She forced her head back to the task at hand. No decisions had to be made right now. She added Update Web Site to her list, followed by Clean Out Dad’s Bedroom. That would be a huge task. When her mother had died, Gus would only let Carmen get rid of a few things. He clung to every item of Inez’s that he could. He hadn’t been ready to let her go. Over the months, Carmen snuck and removed things her dad might not notice, but overall, she knew she would now have to clear out the belongings of both of her parents.

                               Those two items alone weighed her down.

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6 responses to “8 Sentence Sunday #33”

  1. Jess Schira says:

    Poignant snippet, Shannyn!

  2. You nailed it! I’ve been through the same more than once. Someone’s got to do it. Thanks.

  3. Frank Fisher says:

    Those tasks would weigh anyone down. I hope she can muster the strength to get it done.

  4. Yup, been there, done that. A very realistic snippet, well done!

  5. Oh wow. So many feelings in such a short snippet. You’ve captured the emotion perfectly. her grief, her father’s love for his wife…it’s all so realistic it makes me hurt! Great 8.

  6. What a sad thought! My mother was the same way when my grandfather died, and I imagine I will do something similar when my parents pass. It’s always such a sad thing to contemplate.

    Thanks so much for sharing!