#FF — I Remember Part 2

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

I was a cranky baby. The expired formula never set right. Thin and mewling, Mama did her best to soothe me with bouncing and sugar tits; even sneaking a thimble full of Daddy’s whiskey to give me once in awhile.

Mama and I spent most days in the back room off of the kitchen. Daddy eked out his inheritance rather than go to work, preferring to spend days peering out with his binoculars, fantasizing about the blond on the fifth floor across the way, from behind scraggly houseplants.

My crying intruded upon his fantasies. His one punch saved my life.

[100 words]

 

Since so many commented they wanted to know what happened next after reading last week’s story, “I Remember,” I decided to continue with the story. And no comments about the bouncing sugar tits allowed!

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the steadfast host of Friday Fictioneers.

51 Comments Add yours

  1. Unfortunately there are families like that. They must live in a very dark world

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    1. msjadeli says:

      No wonder why she blanked it out 😦

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  2. neilmacdon says:

    Daddy punched himself?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Are you asking for Part 3, Neil? 🙂

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  3. He punched the baby? That’s horrific… Interesting stuff, I think we need a part 3 and 4 and 5 to tie it all up!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Shrawl, I’m not sure who he punched, maybe more parts will be rolling out. I pray it wasn’t that baby.

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  4. memadtwo says:

    Well now, this needs further elaboration….(K)

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  5. Sadje says:

    Of course we need more. You have a way of telling a story in so few words that you leave us wanting more.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks much.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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  6. It’s a pretty bleak picture you’re masterfully drawing here with such few words – and a mystery ending!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Christian. Will have to see what next week brings for it.

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  7. Thanks for your remembrances. Taste and memories….

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Susan.

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  8. Iain Kelly says:

    I wondered about the punch too, and how he saved her life. Think we need part 3!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Iain. I’ve been mulling the story over today.

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  9. You can’t leave us dangling here Lisa, you’ve got us all wondering!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Keith, thanks for your vote for another part 🙂

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  10. Bill says:

    And there we have it. And I shall not ask or comment on the mentioned unmentionables, Lisa. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, Bill.

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  11. It’s understandable why she repressed those memories. They were there begging to come out through her art when she grew up. Unfortunately, that is often true. Excellent storytelling, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Brenda, thank you for your sensitive comment ❤

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  12. poetisatinta says:

    fascinating and left me with more questions than answers 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad to hear it, AJ 🙂

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  13. Dear LIsa,

    You leave me with lots of questions about the punch. Sounds like a rough beginning to life.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    PS Hope you enjoy your note cards. Thank you.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, it’s a wonder the baby survived. I wonder how many don’t 😦 Thank you.
      Shalom,
      Lisa
      PS You’re welcome on the note cards. I plan on framing them 🙂

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  14. GHLearner says:

    A punching father is always bad and to be run away from as soon as possible. Very intriguing!

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  15. plaridel says:

    s there a punch line or what? i’ll anxiously wait for the next chapter. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL, I see what you did there 🙂

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  16. Badfinger (Max) says:

    I’m looking forward to the next one to see how that saved the narrator.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        You been doing alright Lisa? I’m now back to feeling more of myself…Jen is getting it now….it started tonight.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Been doing pretty good, Max, thanks for asking. Have been writing this weekend, am submitting some poems to possibly get into another anthology. I have a Moon Sisters gathering on Monday and trying to pull something together for that also. Glad you are feeling better but sorry Jen is getting sick. I hope it skips Bailey.

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          1. Badfinger (Max) says:

            That is awesome! Keep on doing it…I broke my old songs out this weekend…oh I wrote some bad ones…but some have promise. I’m trying to revisit them and maybe finish some.

            Yea I also hope it skips him also. He had a root canal and taking antibiotics so maybe that will help.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Thanks, Max. Ooh! Awesome on getting your old songs out and some have promise. I’m geeked about that, buddy.

              Good on the antibiotics but root canal UGH.

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  17. Dale says:

    You’re as bad as me, leaving us dangling! Please tell me it’s not the baby he punched (though there are horrible people out there).

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dale, like you, will have to see what Weds brings as to whether the danglers will keep dangling 🙂

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      1. Dale says:

        We are so bad… we’re good! 😁

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        1. msjadeli says:

          ❤ (wishing I had a little devil emoji, I'd use 2 of them here)

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            1. msjadeli says:

              YES!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. Nobbinmaug says:

    This one is almost as mysterious as part one. Bouncing… I can’t imagine punching the baby saved her life. sugar… Did he have a Hawaiian Punch and settle down? I need more. TITS!!!!! Sorry. I couldn’t help it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL. The answers may be revealed this week, will have to wait and see.

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  19. That punch got me … how did it save baby’s life?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You may find out later this week…

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  20. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh, how terrible.
    What a tragic life for her and the baby

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