This past week has been a bit crazy busy so I hadn’t had time to try my second attempt at the Flash Fiction Challenge given by Charli Mills each Wednesday. And well, I wasn’t 100% sure that I could do this weeks challenge. It seemed way out of my league.
The May 14, 2014 challenge from Carrot Ranch Communications was to: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that begins with a twist.
The newborn’s wails ripped a hole inside me as I watched her new mommy sooth her.
I wanted to scream mine! But she wasn’t. She never was, not even from the beginning.
I thought I was giving a gift, and I had, willingly. Nine months of painful nausea, twelve hours of excruciating labor, a lifetime of parenthood.
What I hadn’t expected was this feeling of loss and anger as I watched their love fill the room. I asked to be alone as I nursed the ache in my heart.
Sometime’s being best friends for life came at a price.
So what do you think?