Maternal Obligations

Greetings, dear Readers! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Happy Holidays too. Our dear leader of Friday Fictioneers, Rochelle, has graciously extended last Friday’s prompt to this week as well in case any of us (myself included!) was busy with family and friends last week and missed writing for the prompt. The photo for this week’s (and last week’s) prompt was taken by Bjorn Rudberg. Enjoy my story!

Copyright: Bjorn Rudberg
Copyright: Bjorn Rudberg

Maternal Obligations

“Maud! Come back here, child!”

The little girl ignored her mother’s admonishment and ran giggling up the grass covered stairs, her curly red hair streaming out behind her.

“Maud!” The yells woke her baby brother, Rohan, who had been sleeping in their mother’s arms. He screamed.

Maud’s louder cries of “Willa! Willa!” caught her mother’s attention and she took the stairs two at a time, squishing angry Rohan to her chest. She reached the top in seconds.

Standing in front of Maud was a tall, unearthly woman, beautiful as the dawn, with a stern countenance.

Maud’s mother sighed. “Hello, Mother.”

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