Breakup

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Gina would have loved this cafe, Cara thought.  I miss her.

Her phone vibrated.  It was Gina again.  Her second call that afternoon.  Cara pressed ignore.

She looked up to see her brother, Alex, coming through the doors.  As he sat, he noticed the missed call on her phone before she could put it away.

“You know sis, if you and Gina…”

She shook her head vigorously.  “She hurt you.”

He rolled his eyes as though he were exasperated, but she knew he wasn’t.  “My big sis.”

She smiled back at him before signalling the waitress.

 

The Moral Mondays prompt this week is – blood is thicker than water.

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The bags of snacks nearly cover the kitchen table.  Every person will get a granola bar, water, and an apple.  Plus a dog/cat treat if they have an animal.

“What on earth are you doing?”  My mother asks as she comes through the door.

“Getting ready to leave.”  I load the bags into a box.

“What is all this?”

“I pass a lot of homeless people on my way to work…”

“Honey,” she says in the condescending way that I hate.  “You can’t save the world.  Hard as it is sometimes we have to look away.”

I can’t look away.

 

The Moral Mondays prompt this week is love conquers all.

Mrs. Dennis

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“Mrs. Dennis!  Mrs. Dennis!”  The young woman ran across the street, ignoring the honking horns.  Glenda stopped and arranged her face in a smile.

“It’s me, Kerry!”

“Of course, dear.  It’s lovely to see you!”

“You were my favorite teacher back in school.  The only one who cared.”

Glenda patted her hand in a grandmotherly fashion.  “I was only doing my job.”

“No, you did much more than that.”  Kerry pulled Glenda into a long hug before departing, blowing her a kiss.

Glenda’s smile disappeared as she headed inside the market.  She hoped Kerry hadn’t realized she didn’t remember her.

 

This is a new flash fiction challenge, Moral Mondays, started by the very talented Nortina at The Lovely Curses.  Each prompt will be a lesson or moral that we have to incorporate into a 100-word fable.  Not sure if this story is exactly a fable, but I think it does get across the prompt, which is “treat others the way you want to be treated.”