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Thursday, August 5, 2010

August drabbles - 5

New Beginnings (1)

The night air was heavy and Cassie’s husband was stirring in his sleep. The baby’s sucking sounds from the cradle reassured Cass that he was still breathing. But she wasn’t so confident of her own breaths. Ragged sobs brought forth old tales retold, old miseries relived. “Write it down,” her counselor demanded, but what if Cassie didn’t want to set it down in black and white? “You never learned to rebel Cassie. You’re too pliant.” Should she be pliant now?

She angled herself at the desk so the gray of dawn would light her hand. “Tomorrow is another day.” Today…

1 comment:

Brandon said...

Very nice Sheila :)