I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU…

Lists and the 100 Word Story: Prompt

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My list of observances occurred on Sept 1 of 2003

The house is too quiet.
I go to chart my cycle and think I can’t do this anymore.
I notice a woman with three children as I buy my last pregnancy test.
I find it ironic I am transferring my husband’s 8mm baby films to VHS on labor day.
I cry as I watch my husband learn to walk, mourning my decision to stop trying to get pregnant.


I have been charting my cycle for a year with little dots fueling my desires. We don’t talk about my expectations so it will be easier for me to bury them as they die. I think I gave up a week ago because I used a bug fogger in the backyard and I drank a bottle of wine. My mind is composing an opera, “It isn’t meant to be” trying to prepare me. Today I watched movies of my husband as a baby and decide to take one last test. Honey, I have something to tell you… I am pregnant.

Count: 100 words

ferallittlesecret.wordpress.comThis true story is in honor of my daughter who turned 10 today May 10, 2014.

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10 thoughts on “I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU…

  1. It’s amazing how it happens like that. You give up, and voila. You’re pregnant. This is a beautiful telling of that precise moment, Hasty!

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