Friday, August 27, 2010

Email to Mom...#Fridayflash

   Okay everyone I am biting my nails and suffering a panic attach but here it is the first time I am participating in a #fridayflash.  I wrote this a while back.  I just had to get the courage to show it to the great writers out there in blog land. Be kind, but please let me know how I did.  I can't get better if I don't know how.





Email to Mom -- #Fridayflash

 
Dear Momma,
   Sorry I have not written I have been busy in the garden. I'm sorry I did not get the flowers planted in your garden in time this year.  I did however get the vegetables in and they are doing great.  It wont be long till we will have to pull out the canning recipes.  I can't wait to try Great Aunt Jean's tomato recipe.  It sounds delicious.
  This is great.  I still have a hard time believing I'm talking with you.  To think my little brother helped make the programing that makes this happen.  He told me they are really close to perfecting the voice over internet too.  I can't wait till I can hear everyone's voice again.
  Oh yes, he said to tell Mr. Bell thank you for the suggestion.  It was just what they needed.  It allowed them to get over the plateau they had reached.  He also told me to tell you they already have some researchers working on sending images as well as voice.  Wouldn't that be great, then I could see you as we talk.
   Let Mr. Jefferson know I was able to get a hold of his family in Virginia.  They said their computer has been down but it should be fixed by the end of the week and they would contact him then.
    I have so missed you, but I know you are catching up with all the family and friends there.  Tell all my cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents I said hello.  I miss you all and can't wait to see you.  Don't worry I am going to do as you asked and stay here until I'm called. 
   Well I've got to go for now I'll talk to you soon
  
Love always,
Your daughter

PS:  We were able to find that old fashion yellow rose that you wanted.  We all went out this weekend and planted it at your grave.  Hope you like it.


©2010 Pamela Jo









27 comments:

Fickle Cattle said...

That's not bad. Nice twist at the end.

http://ficklecattle.blogspot.com/

Theres just life said...

Welcome back Fickle Cattle, Thank you very much. I saw the end in my mind then backtracked to get there.

Canadianbloggergirl said...

I had now idea what flash friday was. thanks for including the link.

Good job!

Laura Eno said...

I always wondered if they have internet in the afterlife...thanks for letting me know! :)
Welcome to #fridayflash!

Laura Eno said...

I RT'd your story on Twitter...I don't see if you have an account?

V.R. Leavitt said...

Well done! I love the idea of your story. I also like the format of it being a letter. Good debut!

Grandpa said...

Hi Pamela Jo, just came accross your blog. I'm newer than you in blogging, just started this month. You write well so don't ever say you cannot write...keep it up.

Been reading your old post - yes I do suffer blogger's block too. And I share your sentiments on dogs.

Theres just life said...

Hi Blogger Girl, You should check out some of the stories. These people are really good.
Hi Laura, Thank you very much, I don't have a twitter account yet. Guess I need to sign up for one.
Hi VR, Thank you for dropping by and checking me out. Thanks also for you kind words.

Theres just life said...

Hi Grandpa. Welcome to my crazy world. Thank you for your kind words. I will keep it up. I'm headed over now to check out your blog as well.

Eric J. Krause said...

Good story. Very interesting idea of the Internet in the afterlife. Welcome to #FridayFlash!

Laura Eno said...

Make sure you put this in the #fridayflash collector as well. http://www.jmstrother.com/tiki-view_tracker.php?trackerId=2&status=o&offset=0
When you get to this page hit the 'Insert new item' button.

Theres just life said...

Hi Laura, Thanks a lot. I put it on the #fridayflash collector. Oh and I love your new book.

L'Aussie said...

Isn't Laura great making sure you do as much as you can to tick all the #fridayflash boxes. Well done for your debut Pamela Jo. Thanks for how nice you've been reading/commenting on mine. I loved this idea of email in the afterlife. You were very mysterious right until the end which is sort of the #fridayflash formula. Expect to see you next week. I didn't get one up this week (sigh from readers)..:)

Theres just life said...

Hi Eric, Thanks for dropping by and thanks for the welcome. Sorry for being late getting back to you.
Hi L'Aussie, Yes Laura is great. Thank you for your complements. I really enjoy your stories. They are a pleasure to read.

AidanF said...

Hi Pamela Jo, I like the premise of your piece and the character's voice is great, it really made me feel like this was a historical tale. It reminded me a little bit of the trendy mix of supernatural (e.g. zombies) in classical fiction. Welcome to Friday flash.

Theres just life said...

Hi Aidan, Wow thanks for the comment. I hope I can live up to it. I will defiantly try. Thanks for dropping by.

ribbie said...

Nice work. The tone of the letter was so sweet and loving. Wouldn't it be great to have the capability of communicating with our departed loved ones via the latest technology?

Sandra said...

I'd love Wifi in the afterlife! I'd love to tell my dad what a pain in the ass my mother has been since his death!

G.P. Ching said...

Welcome to Friday Flash! Creative story. I love the idea of modern trappings in the afterlife.

Michelle said...

Very moving. I've never written a letter to a departed one.. but I have sent them invitations to my life's events. :)

Theres just life said...

Hi ribbie. Thank you for your nice complement. And yes it would be great. I have so many questions I would like to ask, now that I am old enough to listen to the answers.
Hi Sandra, With me it would be tell my Mom about my Dad. But I'm sure they already know.
Hi GP, Thank you for the welcome, and the comment. Just checked out your blog. WOW, what a story.
Hi Michelle, Thank you for your comment. I have sent quite a few invitations myself, and I know they were with me in spirit.

Julie said...

Well, aren't you a hoot and a half. Thanks for stopping by my place. You are welcome any time. My dad lives in Humble. I'm guessing you are a little farther out than that. We want to move NW. Anywho, glad you stopped by. Look forward to "seeing" you in the future.

vandamir said...

I realized the mother was dead from the beginning but I liked that you made it apparent in the post script. Good debut & welcome to #FridayFlash.

Theres just life said...

Hi Julie, Thanks for stopping in. Yes, we are about another 45 min out.
Hi vandamir, So far I think you are the only one who caught on so fast. Your mind must run along the same lines as mine. Wow that's a scary thought. Thanks for your comment. I hope I can keep up with the rest of you guys. So far I have met the nicest most helpful people on line. You all know how to make a girl feel welcome.

Rebecca Emin said...

I guessed that the mother was dead as soon as I started reading this, but I enjoyed it nevertheless. Welcome to #fridayflash.

Sorry this is so late!

J. M. Strother said...

So sorry I missed your debut -- been busy as heck lately. Still, no excuse for not visiting and saying welcome to #fridayflash.

I enjoyed this. I'm not sure you need the PS at the end. I think the reader gets a sense of what is going on while reading, and the last line of the letter nails it home pretty well. The PS is OK, but I'm not sure you really need it.

Neat concept. Skype to the afterlife would be very interesting indeed. Of course if they went to "the other place" the connection would probably be terrible. :)
~jon
~jon

Theres just life said...

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for dropping by and commenting. I am glad you enjoyed it. Don't worry about being late.
Hi Jon, That is okay. I know all about getting too busy. I am glad you enjoyed it. I wasn't to sure I had made the point, so I added the PS.
You are probably right the connection at "the other place" probably is terrible. Maybe eternal dial-up.