Three – Discover Prompts

If you take a look at fairy tales, you’ll find they often come in threes. The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella has two ugly sisters.

I used to call my three siblings The Three Little Ones. I grew up with a love of story.

For a while I had three children, and never imagined I’d have any more, until I met the girl I’d gone to school with who had just given birth. We’d lost touch. I was sure that I was content with three children. The youngest was five. They were all at school. My dad used to say, “you have to replace yourselves.”

And then, all of a sudden, along came five and six. What a blessing children are.

I enjoyed every moment of being a a mum. It has been the best and most enjoyable work of my life. My children are all individuals. I love seeing what they create, drawings, stories, poems, essays, Music, dance, theatre, sport.

They’re 18 to 30 now and I’ve got all memories. I’m so glad I gave up my career to look after them all.

I’m so grateful for my lovely family. They are priceless.

Published by hermionelaake contributing editor O:JA&L

Currently, whist working on long fiction, I write short stories, poetry, essays and blog weekly. I appeared on Blog Talk Radio, 2016, interview across continents with Susan Wingate. See my twitter account: herziloph, pinned tweet; Award nominee, Jointly-published and Indie writer. Nominated for the Avon and Authonomy First Lines prize, 2014 and the H. G. Wells Grand Prize for Fiction, 2013. My flash fiction is published with Open: Journal of Arts and Letters.

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