Yay! Write a Story with Me is back! We started back up again last week, so if you missed out, hop on back to fill in the blanks. That battle is still brewing… Enjoy the ride!
Now remember, we’ve got a battle on the verge of rocking. Marci is tied to a table in her father’s ship, her sister is flying out in space, and the very lives of the faeries are on the line. But what about pregnant Mommy left home all alone? Let’s see!
24 – Vanessa Chapman
The pain shook Natalia brutally from her sleep. She sat up and clutched her stomach. “Yoran, wake up.” She turned and looked at the empty space next to her. Where could he be? She winced at the second wave of pain. “Yoran!” She called louder, “I think it’s starting!”. She wrapped both arms around her abdomen and dropped back onto the bed, doubled over . She knew the signs. If her previous births were anything to go by, she didn’t have long. “Yoran!” Nothing.
Of course, Marci, he will be with Marci. She lowered her legs over the side of the bed and stood up. The pain had eased, and she scurried to Marci’s room. She pushed open the door. The glimmer of moonlight through the window was enough to show her that the room was empty. She steadied herself against the doorframe. Confusing thoughts wrestled with each other in her mind, and she was once again gripped by the contracting pain in her stomach. She staggered her way to Bethany’s room, instinctively knowing that this room too would be empty. “Yoran!” Her futile scream permeated through every room of the empty house.
Natalia desperately needed the doctor. Her previous births had not been smooth, and any complications this time could prove fatal for her or the baby. But how could she call the doctor? How would she explain where Yoran was when she didn’t know herself? If the Establishment found out that Yoran had gone out after the hours of shutdown, without permission, well, she daren’t even think of the consequences.
Write a Story with Me is a group endeavor just for the fun of it. A different writer adds a new 250 words each week. It is the ultimate Flash Fiction Challenge!
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Part One – Jennifer M. Eaton
Part Two – J. Keller Ford
Part Three – Susan Roebuck
Part Four – Elin Gregory
Part Five – Eileen Snyder
Part Six – Mikaela Wire
Part Seven — Vanessa Chapman
Part Eight — Ravena Guron
Part Nine – Vikki Thompson
Part Ten — Susan Rocan mywithershins
Part Eleven — Kate Johnston AKA 4AMWriter
Part Twelve — Julie Catherine
Part Thirteen — Kai Damian
Part Fourteen — Richard Leonard
Part Fifteen — Sharon Manship
Part Sixteen – Shannon Blue Christensen
Part Seventeen — Bryn Jones
Part Eighteen — Jennifer M. Eaton
Part Nineteen — Shannon Burton
Part Twenty — J.Keller Ford
Part Twenty-One — Susan Roebuck
Part Twenty-Two — Elin Gregory
Part Twenty-Three — Aparnauteur
Part Twenty-Four — Vanessa Chapman
Don’t forget to stop by next week to see what happens next.
Ravena Guron —- TAG! You are “It”
…and the sins of the father will be spread to the following generations, right? Nice idea for a tension ratcheting event. Pregnant women can sometimes have the most horrible timing, like when you take off during the night to save your daughter! A fabulous additional problem!
This isn’t good. Poor Natalia. What’s she going to do? Ravena will tell us. I’m on the edge of my seat.
Oh, no, this doesn’t sound good!
How’d you read this before it went live? It’s scheduled to post in January.
I had an email notification that you’d posted it. I clicked on the link and it took me to the story. WordPress’s recent changes may be doing things to scheduled posts. Another blogger recently said a post went live before it was supposed to….
Or, upon closer inspection, I see that the date on the post says January 2012, not 2013. 😉
Yikes! Thanks. Fixing :-0