Every week Rochelle provides us with a picture on which we have to write a complete meaningful piece in just 100 words. This week’s photo prompt is provided by Sandra Crook. To read more stories for this prompt, click here.
My daughter loved that abominable stack. She always used to climb it and we used to rush towards her to make sure she didn’t fall.
But one fateful day, she fell. And I wasn’t there to catch her.
Whenever I close my eyes, I see it all happening again. Me putting headphones on, her running outside, me getting sleepy, her falling, me sleeping while she cries in pain for my help.
Everyone has only one thing to say – “it wasn’t your fault”. But one voice says otherwise – my own.
They say time heals all wounds. But what about guilt?
I really liked the film Manchester By the Sea. That’s why this week I thought I can write on a similar theme. It’s very hard for a parent to find a will to live if they blame themselves for the death of a child. The pain goes away, but the guilt stays.