The moon travel and a mother’s sorrow

Parineeti stared at the moon. The gentle breeze caressed her hair as she held the chubby hands of her three year old, Parikshit.

“Do you like being on the boat, darling?”

When Parikshit nodded an enthusiastic yes and held out his arms for her to pick him up, she whispered holding back tears -“Wave to the moon, tomorrow, sweetie. Mummy is going there with her friends from ISRO. Mummy will watch you from there.”

“Are you visiting Gramma there, Mummy? Can I wave to her too?”

“No, sweetie, Gramma has gone to heaven.”

Her husband squeezed her hands offering silent comfort.

Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s Friday Fictioneers. Linking up here. Thanks to Ted Strutz for the photo prompt.

Author’s note: India’s space research agency, ISRO, is working on Chandrayaan mission which aims to put astronauts on moon again. Waiting to see another success like the mars mission, Mangalyaan.

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