Turn off your waterworks.
Ease up with the fireworks.
You are not dying.
It is only a scratch.
Stop crying, for heaven’s sake!
Mother’s hands raise – hover
Then come down with a hug.
Trifecta’s Week 34 challenge is to write 33-333 words using FIREWORKS in the third definition:
a : display of temper or intense conflict
b : a spectacular display [the fireworks of autumn leaves]
My mother would always call my fits of temper “fireworks.” She sometimes raised her hands – sometimes brought them down in other displays than hugs, but not often.