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
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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!