It's never anything good when someone starts off with "I have something to tell you".
Unless it's spectacularly good -- like my daughter is going to have a baby!
"Mom -- breathe now, please!"
Prompt 4: Deja Vu
Is time travel really possible?
If not, then how does science explain the unnatural sensation of deja vu?
Inquiring minds want to know!
Prompt 5: Change of Heart
(A true story in six sentences)
"Mom," my daughter says as she stares at her reflected back, "I hate that the bathing suit shows my scar!"
And I realise -- she doesn't know.
So I tell her.
I tell her how she was born with a hole in her heart that was surgically fixed when she was sixteen days old.
I tell her, tracing the jagged line underneath her shoulder blade, that because she has that scar -- I have her.
I tell her that's why I happen to love that particular scar -- and I see her smile
Prompt 6: Introducing friends premise
"well," he said, sipping his drink, "that was -- awkward."
"I wonder," she chuckles, "if she's trying to set us up."
"Probably -- do you think we should tell her we used to be married?"
Prompt 7:Winning Ways
She was the darling of the academic world at her school -- that nobody saw crack a book.
Nobody seemed to realise that she remembered everything after reading it only once, and that she'd read everything at home the first weekend of school.
Hey, it worked for her, gave her good grades and a social life -- so she sure wasn't complaining!