This piece of flash fiction was written for Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt. You can join in the fun at this link https://scvincent.com/2017/05/18/thursday-photo-prompt-inside-out-writephoto/.
The young woman sat in her rocking chair gazing out of the window. The baby clutched in her arms continued to scream. His little face was red and screwed up with pain. The baby’s ceaseless screaming disturbed her but she still loved her little boy with a fierce love like a flame. Sitting there, she thought of a story she had read a few years ago about a mother who had thrown her screaming baby out of a fifth floor window. She felt sympathy for that woman who had cracked under the stress of a continuously crying baby and an abusive husband. While she adored her little man and could never imagine harming him, she could understand how an additional stress like abuse or financial strain could lead to a complete breakdown by a new mother. She closed her eyes and continued to gently rock her squalling infant.
Robbie and Michael Cheadle are the co-authors of the Sir Chocolate Book series