The Other McCain

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Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Posted on | February 5, 2016 | 4 Comments

by Smitty

They were awesome. Cute, healthy (thank God!) and absolutely a blast. Ellen had waited so long for children.
He arranged them on the hospital bed for a photo op. The cards and flowers continued to pour in. No way to work all that in. Mom & Dad would be arriving any moment, radiating pride that their “grandparent score” was upped another notch.
He barely heard the door to the room open.
The gynecologist entered, along with another physician he didn’t remember. The room temperature seemed to drop 10 degrees; the bulbs were somehow dimmer; their faces: stone.
“Ellen. . . ?” he ventured.
“We’re sorry.”

via Darleen


4 Responses to “Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge”

  1. CrustyB
    February 5th, 2016 @ 11:13 am

    Reads like a Bergman movie.

  2. Paul Krendler
    February 5th, 2016 @ 12:21 pm

    Wow. Cold is right.

  3. darleenclick
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