Aunt Meemi by Hazel Campbell

Prompt: Going home  | Word count: 500 words  | Genre: uncertain -paranormal?

Our community is rural, old-fashioned, close-knit, with a sprinkling of retirees  – persons who had migrated to England or USA and returned to build their dream homes and live the rest of their lives in the calm and peace of home.

Aunt Meemi and Uncle Roy were one such couple. When the need for a librarian became acute, Aunt Meemi came out of retirement, but, very few knew that she was a cancer patient. By the time we found out it was almost all over. She was at work up to six o’clock on Wednesday evening and everybody was dismayed when on Thursday morning the library remained closed – Aunt Meemi couldn’t get out of bed.

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