Snow White

This was written for Friday Fictioneers. Many thanks to Rochelle! ๐Ÿ™‚


PHOTO PROMPT ยฉ Dale Rogerson

Snow White

It was a bad winter. Cold, dark. It seemed like people didnโ€™t care anymore. Theyโ€™d throw their trash into the streets.

Itโ€™s that winter Beth was pregnant. I was in awe. My beautiful girl was having our baby. It was like a gift, you know, something from heaven.

I worked two jobs and was on my way to the second when the call came that she had gone into labor.

Something went wrong. Between the trash and the piled snow, the ambulance didnโ€™t make it in time.

The next time I saw my girl she was white as snow.

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Sascha Darlington

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22 replies »

  1. That is so sad. The build-up with the excitement and happiness, the hard work and anticipation makes the reader feel even more horrified at the tragic ending.

    • Yes, I think you’re right. I know that for a first world nation, the US now has some horrible statistics as far as infant/mother mortality. Thanks for reading, Iain!
      You decided not to A to Z this year?

      • No A to Z this year, not enough time to do it proper justice while trying to write my next novel and a few other things going on at home! Missing it though, hopefully in a position to do it again next year ๐Ÿ™‚

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