This week’s cue for Six Sentence Stories is: GRAVE
Mason met her eyes with grave emotion and barely choked out, “I’m so sorry, Meg.”
Her gaze dropped reverently to the grave of her young child as she knelt beside the tombstone, placed the flowers, then rose and turned away with wet swollen eyes that had a hollow expression.
That moment in Mason’s life, would haunt him for the rest of his life, and he would never be able to forgive himself for the grave mistake of persuading her to let her son participate in the annual boxcar race.
Meg had always been very protective of her son from the day she brought him home from the hospital after he recovered from an automobile accident that occurred while visiting his father.
Mason knew how Meg felt about children at such a young age participating in the race, after all, her son was only eight years old, and very small for his age.
He was so excited that day, bubbling with pride and joy after coming in 2nd place, however, that joy silenced when the car of the 3rd runner-up slammed into the back of his car causing him to be thrown out and incurring grave injuries.
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