Write a Story with Me #31 – “The Baby’s Here!” with Sharon Manship

Last week Richard Leonard left us hanging mid-sentance.  How’d Sharon finish his rather cliff-hanger-like cut off?  Let’s find out!

Last week’s ending:

On the way back she would arrive with relief to find that Morana had made significant progress walking up the street. This continued for several shortening laps until, to Janelle’s horror,

Take it away Sharon!

31 – Sharon Manship

Natalia’s moaning and writhing ceased.  She went still.

Janelle darted back to Morana, who was now entering the house.

“Morana, you must try to hurry, something is terribly wrong!”

Morana stumbled up the stairs as fast as her frail body would allow her to.  Janelle was by now frantic.

“Please help her!”

Morana entered the bedroom and rushed to the limp body of Natalia.

“She’s alive.” she said, checking her pulse, “But something is wrong.  You need to get more help.”

Janelle hesitated…it was one thing to make herself known to a before-timer, but she knew that the Doctor would not respond well to even the sight of her, let alone listen to her.

“Hurry, the baby is here!” Morana interrupted Janelle’s thoughts.

Janelle returned her attention to the scene.  The baby had delivered quite suddenly and there appeared to be a lot of blood.  She had no choice, she must do all she can to persuade the Doctor to listen to her.  She flew swiftly in the direction of the Doctor’s house, ruminating over how she was going to achieve the seemingly impossible.

Morana meanwhile had her own, more immediate, matters to contend with.  Not less Natalia’s condition, who although alive had lost a lot of blood and was unconscious.  But also the baby.  It was a boy.  This did not bode well for Natalia or Protector Sumner.  This did not bode well at all.

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!

If you’d like to sign up, come on over.  There’s always room for more!

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

Part Twenty-Five — Ravena Guron

Part Twenty Six — Susan Rocan

Part Twenty Seven — Kate Johnson AKA 4AMWriter

Part Twenty Eight – Julie Catherine

Part Twenty Nine — Kai Damian

Part Thirty — Richard Leonard

Part Thirty-One — Sharon Manship

Don’t forget to stop by next week to see what happens next.

Shannon Christensen — TAG!  You are “It”


6 responses to “Write a Story with Me #31 – “The Baby’s Here!” with Sharon Manship

  1. Ok this sounds like a mirror of China’s policy. I just have one question. If no boys how can the population replenish all the soldiers falling from the sky. Not picking apart the plot, just commenting on the policy that seems to come back to bite the Establishments (China too) in the end. I am sure this will grow to be a fabulous new plot piece. YOu have me curious how the team will flesh out this new twist.

    • I didn’t take this as “no boys”. I took it as a problem that it was a boy. After all, he has all daughters, right? There is something about the boy child that needs to be reflected upon.

  2. Boy babies, indeed, What ARE they going to do now? Seamless pickup of the story.

  3. Julie Catherine

    Oooh, nice pick up, and nice twist at the end there too, Sharon! Can’t wait to see what happens next! 🙂

  4. Very nicely done, Sharon! 🙂

  5. Oooo! I had no idea boy babies could be a bad omen for these people! What are they going to do, now?