#Flashfiction – Enrichment

Robbie's inspiration

Charli Mills prompt for this week is to write, in 99 words (no more, no less), a story that includes the idea of enrichment. Use many of its different manifestations or explore reasons why it matters to the character. Go where the prompt leads. You can join in the prompt here: https://carrotranch.com/2019/01/10/january-10-flash-fiction-challenge/

The concept of enrichment led me to thinking about my children. We have experienced chronic illness with both our boys and it has been a hard road. The pain you suffer as a parent, watching your child suffer trauma, operations and illness, is enormous. Each time your child falls ill, the anxiety almost drives you mad. It is an endless round of doctors and specialists, tests, antibiotics and other medications. Each new treatment introduces a new complexity into the mix. Cortisone causes high blood pressure, weight issues and can damage your eyes permanently. Operations have high fail rates…

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