General Poetry posted April 16, 2019 Chapters: 1 -2- 3... 

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100 word flash fiction

A chapter in the book OLD STORIES


by Coco Jane

"Mr. and Mrs. James, your baby has some defects."

Joe and Brianna gasped.

"It's a boy. He has heart defects, intestinal abnormalities, and fluid in his head. He might not even survive to term. You may want to consider terminating the pregnancy."

Brianna shook her head. Joe wiped her tears.

"No, we want our little boy. We want life."

A month later, new prognosis: Bowel normal. Heart normal. Hydrocephalus for sure, though.

Still want to go through with this?

Mom and Dad both nodded.

Elijah was born with water on the brain. Joe and Brianna smiled at their perfect son.

Eli is now seven years old and thriving.
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