TELL ME A TALE IN 120 WORDS – My Earliest Memories


May 4  Today’s prompt is:  Your earliest memory

It’s all snippets of memory. My young brother aged about three going missing and finding him hours later in bed asleep after mum had everyone in the street looking for him. Being in the car with my parents and hearing mum say the doctor said she should be in the hospital. The next morning she wasn’t in her bed, and I had a sister.

My dad’s family lived in Sydney, we lived in the country, and we’d visit at Christmas, meet various cousins and share a bed with them. Three across the top and two along the bottom.

Those were scary but exciting times sharing a bed that way. I find it sad that we have all grown apart.


Written for:


This entry was posted in Uncategorized, Writing prompt and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to TELL ME A TALE IN 120 WORDS – My Earliest Memories

  1. Sreeblogs says:

    This is awesome…it’s true that we remember bits and pieces of so many things from our childhood 🙂

  2. floridaborne says:

    That’s the fascinating part about childhood memories; they’re pure emotion. Your brother missing, having a baby sister, Christmas visits with family and the loss of that closeness in adulthood.

    You’ve packed a lot of emotions into 120 words.

  3. Lyn says:

    Early childhood memories can be fascinating – if at times somewhat jumbled. My parents owned a mixed business in Botany up until I was four. Everything came in bulk and had to be weighed out for customers. I remember we had big containers of jelly beans among other things. I also remember being caught several times with a black mouth after purloining the black ones 😀 I still love black jelly beans to this day.

    • Michael says:

      WEll its an example of childhood experiences remaining with you in a good way and I suppose you don’t suffer any guilt eating the black ones?

  4. MC Clark says:

    Lovely memories…I also recall sharing a bed with cousins. 🙂

  5. Pingback: MAY WRITERS OF THE #TMAT120 | Two on a Rant

Please feel free to comment, I appreciate your thoughts.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s