This week’s prompt is “RUBY”. I found myself being influenced by some Stones. Sorry the theme is similar to my last story. I think they complement each other.
Monday, she’s the office executive, toiling long after the others have left.
Tuesday, she’s the doting mother, kissing away pain and remembering to listen.
Wednesday, she’s the caring daughter, running errands for those who no longer can.
Thursday, she’s the volunteer, giving to society for no financial gain.
Friday, she’s the exercise freak, working out to work off all the excess grams.
Weekend, she’s the cleaner, the cook, the hostess, the party-goer.
They’re full of praises. They say she’s wonderful. They’re amazed she manages to do so much. I know one role she’s forgotten about. Goodbye Ruby. I’ll miss you.
16 replies on “100 Word Challenge: Ruby”
these are so crazy. I can’t imagine having to write just 100 words!!!
but this one is a lovely description.
Mimi Torchia Boothby
What is the one role that she’s forgotten? I’m guessing it’s friend or sister? Very good description of many of our lives even if most of us don’t have all the roles going on at once. I’d love to be able to compartmentalize into this neat one day – one role arrangement though.
Lovely and very original!
This is really good. A clever take on the prompt. My guess is that Ruby has focussed on everything except the one who loves her – which may be a spouse, partner or family member. Doesn’t it just remind us that we women try to be the perfect everything all the time?
That’s my guess, too. To answer your question… yes.
That was very bitter sweet. On the one hand admiring of all she does, and on the other, resentful she has forgotten him/her. Lovely piece.
Great piece of writing – and as Lynda says, a real reminder that we women try to be all things for all people and sometimes forget to slow down and find time for our partners – not just to love, but to take the time to be loved as well, rather than just admired.
Nice original piece that strikes a chord. Well thought out.
I agreed with this. very Cleverly done.
Beautiful description of all of the ways women try to please others, even if they enjoy doing a lot of it. And, how easy it is to forget those who are close to us, sitting on the periphery. Husband or lover, perhaps?
Very clever, sounds like a partner is being neglected while she tries to be everything to everyone. Love the addition of the stones video.
Sounds like us all at one time or another. Nice piece.
Very interesting thoughts. We can never really know the impact of our decisions. Thanks for sharing.
Ooooh, I know who she’s forgotten. Too bad, because now he’s gone. =(
I love the diary and how it illustrates the many roles we have to play each week. I suspect it is herself she has forgotten but then – don’t we all!
Ha – nice idea. I love the way leaving something out causes readers to interpret the story in different ways. 🙂