Flash Fiction · Uncategorized

Satisfaction – flash fiction

A rivulet of sweat snakes down my aching back, my swollen belly wordlessly but loudly announcing my situation. I don’t want to do it, I have tried to stop. Some confusing need surpassing my usual boundaries. Kids on bikes and scooters whizz by while parents and minders quizzically regard the crazy looking pregnant lady foraging… Continue reading Satisfaction – flash fiction

Christmas · Flash Fiction · Parenting · Uncategorized

The Shoebox

  The lump in my throat grew bigger, forcing me to take deep lung-filling breaths each time I noticed I’d forgotten to inhale. The dramatic breathing, coupled with the free-flowing tears meant my husband kept his eyebrows raised for longer than usual when I kept saying “I’m fine, honestly, these are happy tears”. While he… Continue reading The Shoebox