Bring Me Sunshine in a Cup

Write On Wednesdays Exercise 19 – Sunshine in a cup. Write the words of Emily Dickinson: “Bring me sunshine in a cup” at the top of your page. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Write the first words that come into your head after the prompt. Don’t take you pen off the page (or fingers off the keyboard). Stop only when the buzzer rings! Do this exercise over and over if you wish. Write beyond 5 minutes if you like, you can link it up as an extra post.
Momma sat staring forlornly in her cup of coffee.  Where had her day gone?  She had been up before the sun with a huge list of chores to do, and yet, here she sat, staring into a dark brown circle, to do list swimming in her head.

She heard the howling, cackling, raucus laughter of her children running and playing outside.  Occationally one would run through the house, screen door slamming on his way through. 

Tired.  Why did Momma always feel so tired, so – worn?  She sat her cup on the table and leaned back against the couch.  Just a minute of rest.  I’ll close my eyes for just a minute.  She jolted awake.  Staring confused, bleary eyed at the vision before her.  Instead of her cold coffee sitting on the table, she saw a sight to behold!  Standing next to the table on which sat a cup overflowing with dandelions was the toothless grin of her little girl.  “Look Momma!  I brought you Sunshine in a Cup!”  


7 thoughts on “Bring Me Sunshine in a Cup

  1. This is great! I love the change of mood in the last paragraph from heavy, and cold to light and warm, and sunny! It captured what it is like to be a mother sometimes very well!

  2. I think that was really cute! I love that you never revealed the name-It was always Momma, which I think is adorable. I also like that all her dark thoughts were washed away in the end.

  3. Standing next to the table on which sat a cup overflowing with dandelions was the toothless grin of her little girl. "Look Momma! I brought you Sunshine in a Cup!" This closing paragraph was very nice. I love that the cup of dandelions was the sunshine in a cup and that it really brightened her day. Simple things, hey?Lovely

  4. Kathy Martin says:

    ok….so you forgot the rules….no tear jerking aloud! just kidding! this was really wonderful….it reminds me so much of a little girl named Rachel…i could just so easily see her doing this and it makes me smile!

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