A2Z2020 – Day 3 – Charity

I’ve taken part in the Blogging from A to Z in April challenge every year since the first edition way back in 2010. This year, I’m planning to try and resuscitate my fiction. That’s a task, and it’s nice to have some company to make it slightly easier. Bhavya and I are both attempting stories this year, on the same emotion/feeling words as a theme. To find out what word it is, you’ll have to read the story, and the badge towards the end of the post. I’m trying not to use it in the story or the title itself, hence the choice to double theme and use the character name beginning with the day’s alphabet too. I hope you enjoy!


It had been a long day. Patients had taken appointments till four hours after her closing time. On occasion, she indulged it.

It wasn’t easy what she did, but Charity hadn’t become a doctor because it was easy after all. Her patients trusted her, and she had worked hard to build that rapport with them.

Talking with other doctors tonight in her carpool, she felt her day had been better. Another had seen a man succumb to the injuries he had sustained in an accident.

Charity reached home, put the key in the lock, and pushed it open. With a sigh, she flopped on the couch.

A minute later, she felt his hands around her neck.

“I love you, Mumma,” said Carson, her 7 year old son, hugging her tightly from behind.

She smiled, pulled him to her side, and hugged him back. And in that moment, Charity remembered no tiredness at all.

The theme word for alphabet C is CHEERFUL.

Liked this? Read some of my earlier Fiction posts!

Vinay Leo R.
03. 04. 2020

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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