A Mother’s Heart


I almost dropped the two full paper bags when I saw the familiar blue car parked in front of our home. So they are back after a month.

Seated in front of my husband, my daughter and her rugged boyfriend sat in full-of-fear silence. I walked in without looking at them. I might not be able to stop myself from hugging my stubborn child who loves to escape with the “love of her life”.

“I’m pregnant,” her shaky voice revealed before she finally broke into tears.

“We’re not surprised,” I said as I gripped my husband’s shoulder.

I looked at my fragile 16-year old girl with an aching mother’s heart. What have I done wrong? I’m afraid I’ll never know.

Word count: 120
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Photo credit:Yinglan 🙂

In response to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) October 25, 2016.


  • a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less)
  • each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end
  • no serial (continuation) stories
  • include a pingback to the challenge post

Thank you for hosting this awesome prompt, Priceless Joy! ❤ 

Read more short stories here:

44 thoughts on “A Mother’s Heart”

  1. A mother would always end up asking themselves “what have i done?”…

    Or maybe its time we prepare ourselves for the question “what have i not done?”…

    A heartrbeaking tale of a mother Rose..it pierced thru my heart..

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  2. Wonderful story Rosey, filled with emotion! I imagine that would be how many parents would feel to hear that news. They feel like they did something wrong but in reality we don’t have complete control over our young teenage children. Great story!

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      1. I figured that must be what happened–others have mentioned the same issue, which is why I posted a short note for readers to check Spam. You DO know I would never not read and comment! ❤

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  3. Okay, after looking at the image, not in a million tries would I have guessed that you would come up with something so unique. But then again, this is you so I should have known 😀

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