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Young tears

Short story By: KJHweir
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Tags: My, Mum, War, Family


A little girl and her mother.


Submitted:Jan 15, 2013    Reads: 45    Comments: 3    Likes: 2   


"Have you finished your dinner my dear?"

"Yes mummy"

Linda took her daughters plate away from the table. Her daughter Judy would always have a little bit on her plate before she had some more, so she didn't get full easily.

Linda was a single mother, her husband died in the year 1940 after a murder. From the lack of money and supplies she had, she had trouble raising her daughter all by herself.

Linda would always read Judy a story before she went to bed, she would also sing a song and it went like this:

Go to sleep,

Far away

Far away to a castle

Where you'll see,

Where you'll find

Some warmth and a little bed.

The story would put her to sleep straight away, then she would snuggle up next to her and join her in the dream.

A couple of weeks later they were in the town buying some bread. Judy kept complaining her stomach was in pain. Linda sat next to her and felt her tummy, she lifted her top and put her hand on Judy's cold stomach "Oh gosh sweetheart you are very cold, we must get you indoors". When they got home Linda put Judy into bed and watched her close her eyes. Linda stayed in Judy's room for a while and thought she was just hungry so she went to go make her some food.

"Dinner!" Judy came down holding her tummy and sat down "mummy my tummy is still in pain" but Linda didn't say anything and put the meal in front of her daughter and sat down. Judy sighed and ate her dinner. After dinner Linda asked if Judy had finished her dinner and took it through to the kitchen, Linda looked back and saw Judy holding her tummy once again "bed early tonight my baby?" and Linda took her daughter upstairs to read a story and relax.

The next morning when Linda opened her eyes, her daughter was gone. She sat up and looked around the room, she then went to go look for her. She called her daughter and went outside to see if she was playing. Nothing. She went back to the kitchen and then got nervous about the disappearance "Sweetheart where have you gone?" she began to get worried and ran outside to call for help. Linda ran through town yelling Judy's name and asking everyone if they had seen her daughter.

Linda had been looking for her daughter all day and once again yelled her name with her last breath and fell to the floor in tears. She watched all of the people leave from the town and stayed longer just incase Judy showed up. Linda walked further and could hear men in the distance, they came speeding in a car and jumped out so Linda went behind a building to watch. The men broke into a house and turned on all the lights. She heard screaming and her jaw fell, her eyes widened and she ran from the site she had seen. She ran fast to the house and never returned, she slammed the door and went upstairs. She went to her wardrobe and hid inside quickly, tears fell onto the clothes underneath but her jaw still open. She turned next to her and saw an object "Mummy?" Linda looked quickly from the object and saw her daughter through the gaps of the wardrobe and Linda took and step out and looked at her blood covered daughter "Mummy they came to us, they came to our house and found us" Linda looked at Judy as her jaw closed. Linda took a step towards Judy "Mummy they cut my tummy the first night and then tried to kill us the second but I lay in front of you and saved you, and then they threw me out the window and left me" Linda held her mouth and closed her eyes,

"but my dear it cannot be possible"

"Goodbye mummy"

Linda stood still and slowly looked around the room with her eyes. She went into her daughters room and picked up Judy's toy bear, she sat on the floor and let her tears land on the toy while she sang a song:

Go to sleep,

Far away

Far away to a castle

Where you'll see,

Where you'll find

Some warmth and a little bed.

The End.





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