Birthday Surprise


PHOTO PROMPT © Jilly Funell

 

Her heart fluttered in her chest. She wiped sweaty palms on her jeans and tugged her cap lower on her head to manage jitters and glare.

She’d worked on this all summer. In secret. His birthday surprise.

She moved closer to the building, automatically scanning the terrain even though she knew it like the back of her hand.

There he was, waiting.

“Hi Dad!”

His face lit up and he and turned toward the elevator. “I’ll call it for you.”

“It’s okay, Dad,” she grinned and pushed up from the wheelchair. “Just give me your arm. I can walk up.”

 

 

For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers

 

36 thoughts on “Birthday Surprise

  1. Excellent story! I like the way you foreshadow by having her scan the terrain. The ending was a total surprise; a double twist, really. The girl is in a wheelchair and – oh, look! – she’s standing up. Heart warming, delightful, cleverly written!

    • She did indeed. I would say she probably also did it for herself, though surprising her dad must’ve been a good motivator to hold on to through the harder times of rehabilitation. 🙂 Na’ama

    • Thank you, Rochelle! 🙂 Good to have a balance of stories, eh? We need some sweet ones. We can use some spooky ones. It’s okay to have some scary ones, but yeah, heartwarming ones are always nice … Have a lovely! Na’ama

  2. What a touching story. I am sure she put more time and effort into that gift than some of us do. It is something to consider when we resort to buying some “Thing” that will soon be forgotten. Well done.

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