“I want to see the ocean,” Dorothy said when her parents asked her what she wanted most.
“Of course,” her mother said, eyes filling with tears, “Dad and I will take you to see the ocean.”
Dorothy smiled. Now tears were running down her cheeks.
Just a few days after her request, Dorothy and her parents flew to Massachusetts. The first thing Dorothy did was run out onto a rocky shore and marvel at what she saw. “It’s beautiful,” she said.
Dorothy was losing her battle with leukemia. “A few more months,” the doctors said. And Kansas has no ocean.
Written for today’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Photo credit: Danka & Peter.