Moving On

FLASH FRIDAY CHALLENGE: 99 WORDS
PHOTO PROMPT © C.E. AYR

The pebbles crunched beneath their feet, chanting, “Stop. Stop. Stop.”

“Sam, I can’t.” Rose said, clutching her fruitful womb.

“We have to. The baby will be here in a few weeks. We need to get her room ready.”

“We’ll buy new stuff,” she pleaded; tears pooling in her eyes.

“Rose. She’s gone.” His voice was shaky and stern all at once.

Rose stared at the lavender door. She rubbed her belly, feeling the life moving inside her.

“What if we lose her too?” she asks.

Sam dropped the chain and grabbed his wife’s hands.

“This time will be different.”

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. neilmacdon says:

    That’s so painful!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Maddie's Mama says:

      Yes. But at least this time it will be
      different! Thanks for reading!

      Like

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Powerful take, very emotional and well written. Do hope it works out for them this time. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Maddie's Mama says:

      Thanks. Things look much better the second time around.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. gahlearner says:

    Very sad story. A reminder that you can always lose what you love–but without taking that risk there is nothing. I hope the baby helps her with her pain.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Maddie's Mama says:

      Yes. A struggle a lot of people have to live with. I’m sure the new baby will be a pleasant distraction.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Very touching story.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Maddie's Mama says:

      Thank you.

      Like

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