The Hat

Prompt: First line is “My mother is wearing the hat again.”

Word limit: 100

From: r/writingprompts

My mother is wearing the hat again. It’s far too small and sticks up in the middle where it can’t quite fit over her skull. The pink and white knit stripes are distorted as it groans to cover a head much bigger than the one it used to cover. She hums softly as she smooths the little blanket over the crib rail, moves toys around the shelves, reorganizes books, endlessly pretending there is a baby to keep messing them up. “Silly girl,” she laughs, as she knocks over a glass of water. “Be careful, little love. Let’s clean you up.”


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