If Ammie had not had to go to the hospital, the chair wouldn’t cause me so much pain.

“She’s okay,” the doctor said.  “She has a brilliant mind.  We are going to keep her for some testing and studies.”

It has been two months.  They say they are going to keep her.  They will be able to do much more for her than I.  They will make her into a giant of a cosmo scientist  They will provide everything.

I get to visit her every week as she is weaned from me.

A less brilliant child’s mom might need it.


PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot    100 word story challenge by rochelle




About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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7 Responses to IT TAKES A VILLAGE

  1. Dora says:

    The mother’s pain for what she thinks is the good of the child is heartbreaking.There’s something terribly disturbing about the whole scenario and you set it up nicely.

  2. neilmacdon says:

    A chilling parable about obedience

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks, Neil. Someone is going to have to put a damper on “Village” control or our children are just pawns. More about that on my blog today, I think, if I get around to it. I don’t know why I did not comment on your FF, but I did like. It is also a very grim piece of wit. Well done.

  3. Well written. Scary stuff, though. Not to have control of what happens to your own child. Kind of like what is happening in the Nursing homes now with no control over what happens to our parents and grandparents.

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