Time for another short story – this is Friday Fictioneers, a blog party hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Every week bloggers from around the world submit a 100-word (or thereabouts) piece of flash fiction inspired by a photo prompt. Full rules are on Rochelle’s blog. The more the merrier. This week’s picture is copyright Renee Heath and the usual restrictions apply. To visit this week’s other stories click on the froggy face under my story.
A Tale Of Two Birthdays
Anne wrapped her fingers around the ice-cold cocktail (non-alcoholic, of course) that Pete had just fetched her from the beach bar. This was the way to spend a birthday – pure relaxation. She lay on the beach lounger, warming her oversized belly, and even the constant kicks under her ribs seemed more leisurely somehow. She drifted off into a daydream of tiny fingers and an adoring gaze.
“Well, happy birthday to me,” Anne muttered as she lugged the nappy bucket to the washing machine. Parenthood certainly wasn’t turning out how she had always imagined, but then what dreams ever do?