The exercise – To choose one of the unfinished sentence given by the author and write for five minutes – or more.
It was getting late when Tom left for his mother’s house. She was still recovering after a hip operation and Tom was visiting daily to help her by cooking dinner and buying the groceries.
His mother had never been an affectionate woman and as he and his siblings set up their own homes and raised their own families, their mother was a rare presence in their lives.
Now as she needed help, they decided that they would look after her themselves to allow her to remain in her own home for as long as possible.
As Tom spent more and more time with his mother a bond that had never been too strong grew deeper. Tom wished that he had taken the time to get to know his mother better when he was younger.
Now he couldn’t help an overwhelming feeling that time was running out.