I think I like Prompts for the Promptless byRarasaur. So far I’ve been completing them every week. This weeks prompt is “Total Monet” and I also took some inspiration from my previous post “Hospitals Are Not Sexy“.
“Hey mom,” Carrianne poked her head around the door of her mother’s hospital room. “Are you awake?”
“Hmm?” The brown-haired woman slowly eased herself into a seated position.
“Mom, you don’t have to sit up. It’s just me and you need your rest.”
“I’ve had enough rest. I’ve been lying down all day.” Carrianne’s mother let out a weak smile. “Sitting up will do me some good.”
“Well, I have some good news. I was talking to the doctors and they said that they have an idea of what’s going on. They’re just waiting for the tests to come back.” Carrianne set her bag on the chair by her mother’s bed.
“I know Sweety. They told me earlier.”
“Okay, then how about good news number two?” Carrianne rummaged through her bag for a moment before pulling out a sheet of paper. “Emma made you a present.”
The laugh that greeted that statement sounded weak and tired. “Is it another self-portrait?”
“No, it’s the vision board I told you she was working on the other day.” Carrianne unfolded the paper revealing a collage of bright images.
“It looks interesting.”
Carrianne walked over to the bulletin board and pinned the vision board so that it was viewable from the bed. “If you squint your eyes it looks like a flower. But I’m not sure if she did that on purpose or not.”
“It does look better over there. Reminds me of that painter. You know, the one who used the dots.” Hazel eyes began to drift shut and Carrianne’s mother let out a yawn.
“Mom, lie down. You’re falling asleep and sitting up isn’t doing you any good. You need your rest.”
“What I need is to get better so I can go to your graduation.”
“You need rest in order to get better.”
“And you need to go to school in order to graduate.”
Carrianne smiled. “I’ll make you a deal. I’ll go to my classes and you will get more rest.”
Her mother would have replied but sleep had proven to be stronger than her will to stay awake.
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