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One of Us Died at the Birthday

Content warning - birth trauma and infant peril

By Donna ReneePublished about a year ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2023
One of Us Died at the Birthday
Photo by Kenny Eliason on Unsplash

I freeze. Time stretches infinitely in these unexpected and unwelcome quiet moments.

I listen. For what had been a noisy room, there is now a haunting silence in the back right corner.

I observe. For a sterile place, there is a wealth of color… blue masks, blue scrubs, blue gloves, blue drape, blue baby, and so much red blood.

I drift above the lights in the funereal hush as I watch our essence fading away in the slaughterhouse below.

They gather around him hurriedly, worriedly.

Finally, he cries. They rejoice.

I return.

But one of us died that day.


About the Creator

Donna Renee

Hi! Thanks for reading! My hobbies include making coffee, drinking coffee, and starting to write a story and then rage-deleting it when I get the slightest bit frustrated.

Work in Progress: WOWH, cozy mystery (paranormal elements)


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