It’s week sixteen of the flash fiction challenge by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Artists, check out their blog and join in or read other’s posts and be inspired. Sometimes the best plans are not to make any.
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THE PLAN (148 words)
Sam’s relationship with Hannah had been stressed the past few months. Arguments, tears, silence, distance. Fear that it was over twisted his stomach. He loved her, but could he make her happy?
Hannah walked in front of him along the beach, groups of children ran and laughed around them. Then she stopped, her face in her hands, deep sobs wracked her body.
“Are you hurt? Talk to me,” Sam pleaded. Were these tears her same fears?
“I’m so sorry,” she managed.
“Tell me.” Sam’s heart raced, his stomach churned.
“I’m pregnant.” Silence spanned between them. “But if it’s not what you want…I know this wasn’t part of the plan. I’ve been afraid to tell you for months…that you’d want to…” Tears slid down Hannah’s face.
A smile spread across Sam’s face and he swept her into a hug picking her up off the ground. “I couldn’t be happier.”
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