I wrote this as an assignment for my class. I didn’t put much effort into it. I was trying to have fun and write something cute I thought my son would like.
Bobby’s mother had hugged him often. This is where he thought the power came from. Mommy’s hugs.
The first time he gently touched Mary, his Aunt’s cat, he knew. His hand grew warm and his stomach got butterflies. Mary had been in her last stages of life when Bobby gave her his gift and used his power on her. Everyone else felt sure the Vet had just healed Mary, but Bobby knew differently.
It happened again when he visited his friend Skylar in the hospital. Skylar was so sick he was losing his hair, but when Bobby’s mother took him to visit, Bobby smiled and touched Skylar‘s bald head. A few short weeks later Skylar was back home and healthy.
Bobby got the power from his mom, only her power was stronger, she could kiss away the hurt. Every time she kissed a skinned knee or a bump on his head, Bobby felt better, just like she promised.
Grandma could heal too, Bobby was sure of it. Grandma fixed skinned knees just like Mommy but her power was even stronger than Mommy’s. She didn’t need to kiss or touch. All she needed to do was smile at Bobby and he felt better. He had seen her hug Mommy when she was sad and Mommy’s tears dried right up and she smiled. That’s how he knew her hugs and kisses were good too. Bobby thought maybe Grandma put some kind of elixir in her homemade applesauce because it made him feel more powerful every time he ate it.
If only his sister and daddy had the power. They didn’t, this was clearly the type of thing that came from a mother’s love and passed on to the youngest child. Mommy was the youngest in her family and Grandma too.
Naturally, Bobby’s only course of action was to become a doctor. His mother would be so proud of him for using his powers to heal the sick, and even prouder of his ability to keep the family secret.
The funniest part about this was the instructor’s reaction to my story. Can you guess?
She surprises me every time she post a comment on my writing.