The Black Wool Jacket

by Daily Fictive
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The Black Wool Jacket

Sasha's fairy costume and memories of her mother

Sasha couldn't wait for Halloween. It was her favorite holiday of the year. She loved dressing up in costumes and going trick-or-treating with her friends. This year, she was going to dress up as a fairy. She had picked out the perfect costume and was so excited to wear it.

As she was getting ready, Sasha couldn't help but think about her mother. Her mother had always loved Halloween too. She used to help Sasha pick out her costumes and would even make them herself sometimes. Sasha missed her mother so much. She had passed away a few years ago, but Halloween always reminded Sasha of the good times they had together.

Sasha put on her fairy costume and looked at herself in the mirror. She felt like a real fairy, with her wings and sparkly dress. But as she looked at herself, she also saw her mother's reflection in the mirror. She remembered how her mother used to wear costumes with her and how they would laugh and have fun together.

Tears started to well up in Sasha's eyes, but she quickly wiped them away. She didn't want to ruin her makeup. She took a deep breath and reminded herself that her mother would want her to have fun and enjoy Halloween. Sasha grabbed her bag and headed out the door to meet her friends.

As she walked down the street, Sasha felt like her mother was with her. She remembered all the good times they had together and felt grateful for the memories. Sasha knew that her mother would always be a part of her, no matter what.

When she met up with her friends, Sasha felt happy and excited again. They all looked amazing in their costumes and they were ready to go trick-or-treating. Sasha put her arm around her friend and smiled. She knew that her mother was watching over her and that she was proud of the young woman Sasha was becoming.

Halloween night with Sasha and missing her mother

Sasha couldn't contain her excitement as she slipped into her fairy costume on Halloween night. The sparkly tutu and wings made her feel magical, like she could fly away and leave all her worries behind.

As she twirled in front of the mirror, Sasha's thoughts turned to her mother. She wished more than anything that she could be there to share this special night with her. Halloween had always been their favorite holiday, and they would spend weeks planning their costumes and decorations together.

But now, Sasha's mother was gone, and Halloween felt empty without her. Sasha missed the way her mother would curl her hair and paint her face to match her costume, the way they would laugh and dance together all night.

Tears welled up in Sasha's eyes as she thought about all the happy memories she shared with her mother. She knew that she had to be strong, to carry on and make new memories without her. But it was so hard, especially on nights like this when she could feel her mother's absence like a physical ache.

With a deep breath, Sasha wiped away her tears and made her way downstairs. Her father was waiting for her, dressed in a silly clown costume that made her laugh despite her sadness. He had promised to take her trick-or-treating and make this a night to remember, just like her mother would have wanted.

Together, they walked through the neighborhood, collecting candy and admiring the spooky decorations. Sasha tried to push her sadness aside and focus on the fun of the night, but every now and then, she couldn't help but feel a pang of longing for her mother.

As they made their way home, Sasha felt a sense of accomplishment. She had made it through Halloween without her mother, and while it wasn't the same, it was still a night filled with laughter and love.

Sasha climbed into bed, exhausted but happy. As she drifted off to sleep, she whispered a silent thank you to her mother for all the wonderful Halloween memories they shared. She knew that no matter what, her mother would always be with her in spirit, watching over her and guiding her through life's ups and downs.

Coping with the loss of her mother

Sasha woke up the morning after Halloween feeling empty and lost. She missed her mother more than ever before, and it felt like her absence was even more real than usual. She knew that she couldn't keep avoiding her grief forever, and she needed to find a way to cope with the loss of her mother.

Sasha decided to talk to her father about her feelings. She told him how much she missed her mother and how hard it was to move on without her. Her father listened attentively and told her that he missed her mother too, but that they had to keep moving forward. He suggested that they start a new tradition to honor her mother's memory.

Together, they decided to create a memory box for her mother. They gathered some of her mother's favorite things, like her favorite book, a scarf she loved, and some pictures of her. They placed everything in a special box and wrote a letter to her mother, expressing their love and how much they missed her. Sasha felt a sense of relief as she wrote down her thoughts and memories of her mother.

In the coming weeks, Sasha continued to feel sad at times, but she found comfort in the memory box. Whenever she missed her mother, she would go to the box and read the letter or look at the pictures. She felt like her mother was still with her in some small way.

Sasha also began to talk to her friends and family more about her mother. She shared stories and memories with them, which made her feel like her mother was still a part of her life. She realized that it was okay to feel sad and to miss her mother, but that it was also important to keep her memory alive.

As time went on, Sasha found that she was able to move forward and live her life while still keeping her mother close to her heart. The memory box became a symbol of the love and connection she shared with her mother, and it helped her to cope with her loss. Sasha knew that she would always miss her mother, but she also knew that her mother would want her to be happy and live a full life.

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