Loss (flash fiction)


Cindy stroked the horses head. The farm had now acquired a couple of horses which meant Jess and her could go riding together, like they used to. Cindy was spending time with their newest addition, which helped her keep her mind off things, or so she wished. Two weeks ago, Cindy had awoken in pain and found there was blood everywhere. She was rushed to the hospital, but they only confirmed what she knew: that she had lost her baby.

Jess was being as supportive as she could be, but just now Cindy wanted space with so many thoughts in her head. Jess said they could try IVF again, but Cindy knew she wouldn’t survive if it happened a second time. In one moment her dreams of being a mother were cruelly denied.

“We’ll go riding soon girl. You want that?” she whispered to the horse. The tears were falling again.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 150

This was difficult to write, but I guessed that this was how it was going to go….

This was written with the photo prompt provided by Crimson’s Creative Challenge #147.

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