The storm bellowed on the other side of the glass. It was as if Mother Nature was on my side, her angst and anger lashing out on the world, as my body betrayed me. Screams vibrated against the walls until my throat seared.
“We cannot find a heartbeat…” The doctors earlier words replayed in my head as I lay mangled in the delivery room. My husband cried out. I hissed. I hated them all for the commotion down below.
The screaming continued, but it was no longer my own.
Faulty machines, they said.
My baby sighed, full of life.
The July 15, 2015 prompt over at Carrot Ranch Communications: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a breathless moment. Write about life.
Till next time,