100 Word Challenge – inspiration is the word guilt

100 Word Challenge : Using “guilt” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

Guilt is something that plagues all of us at some time in our lives. I feel guilt about many things, but one of the biggest ones is the fact that I don’t visit my dad as often as I feel I should while he has to live in a long-term care facility.

We had to put him in the facility, the last one of several that came before, after he had a major stroke. He suffered brain damage and is now suffering from dementia as well. My visits have slowly become further apart. I have my problems, but no excuses.

*****100 words*****

Tara’s Rules

1) I provide a one-word prompt.
2) Write anything you want using that prompt, either as inspiration or as part of your 100 Words.(That means you don’t have to actually use the prompt word, it can be implied.)
3) Your story has to be EXACTLY 100 words (because someone will ask, hyphenated words count as a single word.) This is the one rule I will be a stickler about.
4) Submit your story here as a comment, as a Facebook status, or as a blog post. (Add the specific FB status or post’s URL to the Mr. Linky list just under the prompt.)
5) If you write a blog post, please link back to this post. It makes it easier for me and the other Wordsters to find you.
6) You have one week to write your story and link up (The link stays open, so you can really submit stories whenever… this is the one rule I don’t really enforce.)



Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

5 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge – inspiration is the word guilt

    1. Tessa Post author

      And people don’t help. Others feel that they should tell us how horrible we are to put him in a place like that. What choice do we have. He has no money to hire home nurses AND aides and neither do we. He has brain damage and dementia. We had to do what’s best for him and keep him safe. He can’t walk, but left alone he will stand up (which he usually can do) and then he tries to walk and we get calls in the middle of the night telling us he has fallen again, but he doesn’t appear hurt.

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      1. Tara R.

        I have a sinking feeling it will be the same with me and my sibling if/when the time comes to make those sort of decision about our parents.


        1. Tessa Post author

          Most likely. My daughter already went through it with her husband’s grandmother so she keeps telling me to ignore everyone else and do what’s best for him. My mom we were able to keep home because my dad took total care of her and we all dealt with the dementia, but we can’t help him. He has brain damage, plus dementia. He needs full time nursing care. But people can’t mind their own business.



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