This short story is being added to a few different linkys. It was, however, inspired by #theprompt linky hosted my the Mum Turned Mom blog. The prompt word was “joy”. As a challenge, I tried to see if I could write this in 100words and I’m pleased to say I managed it!
The water went blood red when she stepped into the bath, run for her by a nurse. After hours of agony, she was more than happy to relax and wallow in her own waste.
She closed her eyes. The pain, torment and upset were over.
They now had what they had wanted, what they’d wanted for years. It was something she had been unable to give.
They’d given up, IVF treatment repeatedly failing. Then it happened naturally, a complete surprise. Looking across the neighbouring delivery suite, she was overwhelmed with joy when she spotted her partner holding their newborn child.
Nikki Young Writes