Jun 22, 2012

100 Words

 Title: Nobody's Child
Main Character: Lizeta Palat
Summary: Behind the iron curtain in the dark ages of banned abortions, a mother makes a dreadful decision, will this child make it?

Against the bed a wobbly filthy table where a few long stems of poinsettias are laying in wait. They are the tools of the trade and the midwife will insert the strongest one through the cervix like a drainage tube left in place overnight it will cause bleeding and a miscarriage, or sepsis and death. All according to luck! The midwife gives then an owl like stare,"do you have the money?" She counts it and slips it in the opening of her shirt. "lay on the bed" she orders. On her back mother parts her knees and prays.

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