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My Mom and Writing

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In the US, it was Mother’s Day yesterday. My mom is gone now but she (along with my dad) supported my writing efforts. So I’m going to share a “mom and writing” moment here.

It was a short story that had turned into the thriller-that-wasn’t. But I allowed my mom to read the first chapter. She had a puzzled look on her face. “It doesn’t end?”

I smiled. “No, it’s the setup for the rest of the story.”

“No,” she said, holding out the last page. “It doesn’t end.”

I took the page from her with a little impatience, ready to defend my darling, when I saw she was right—somehow, I had omitted the last paragraph.

“Oops,” I said.

She forgave me.

After she read the rest, I asked, “What did you think?”

“Well, it needs more sex,” she replied.

Mom, I miss you lots.

* Image courtesy of scottchan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

6 Comments
  • jan • May 11, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Haha! A lovely memory to savor and share. Thanks!

    • J. M. Levinton • May 11, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      😀

  • Cheryl Johnson • May 11, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Dear JM,
    What a fun moment to have shared with your mom. Keep those great memories alive in your heart and in your writing.
    Cheryl

    • J. M. Levinton • May 11, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you!!

  • Anne Wagenbrenner • May 15, 2017 at 11:44 am

    I missed this one the first time, and it’s lovely and funny, J.M.!

    • J. M. Levinton • May 16, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Thank you!

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