Micro Moments

Table of Contents

Special Sunday

Makulit is a Tagalog word for bothersome. But unlike bothersome, makulit is use with endearment for friends and family. Simon over at Penning Thoughts is that. Makulit haha πŸ˜„

I got inspired by a story he wrote and wrote my own, but he can’t seem to wait… so I’m sharing it today instead of Wednesday.


I rubbed my aching forehead and blocked the noises as I pulled the cover over my head. I guess it’s too early for five years old to completely comprehend that his mom, who always fly around the house, can get sick and need to stay in bed.

Crash, clink, clank, boom!

β€œOuch!” he screamed, followed by a cry.

I shot up from the bed and found the kitchen in a mess. Broken glass on the floor, a mountain of casserole on the sink and something is burning. Fury replaced my worries.

I hurried and to turn off the stove, then turn to my son. He stood on a chair with his eyes on the microwave with an exploded egg. I took a deep breath. Calmed myself and observed carefully.

His hand got a burn.

I took an ice pack and asked him to come closer, but he remained where he stood. He held the ladle to his chest and spoke with his head down. β€œMommy, I wanted to make meals for you, but the water for the rice overflow. I want to warm the boiled eggs, but it exploded. I’m sorry.”

My eyes watered. He was trying to make a congee, a dish I served him whenever his under the weather and got no appetite.

I stepped closer and pulled him into a hug. β€œThanks, my boy. I’m sure it will help me get better.” I still need to speak to him, but more than anything, I feel blessed to have him.

Thanks for reading!

Read Simon’s story here.

Story copyright Β© Jessica E. Larsen. All rights reserved.

Table of Contents

Jessica / Jessie Winterspring is a time travel romance fanatic who loves writing fiction about ordinary people with extraordinary experiences. She blogs music inspired stories, poems, micro-fictions, moments in life. She enjoy spending time outdoors, adore animals and traveling with her family. She like anything unusual and fun. CLICK HERE to read more about her or CLICK HERE to view her books


Share your thoughts!