FFftPP: A Very Special Weekend After All

“Not this one either, honey, ” Barbara shook her head as she inspected the room.

“It doesn’t look too bad,” said George.

“I know dear, but you wouldn’t want to risk anything, not at this stage.”

George knew his wife was right. She was due in about a week and this was their first baby, so both parents were extra cautious.

“Maybe we should just skip the idea of a weekend getaway,” said George, looking apologetic.

He’d wanted to do something special for Barbara but what with the hospital bills and the firm downsizing, this was all he could afford at the moment.

Barbara squeezed his arm reassuringly.

“The only getaway I need is to be with you, even if it’s in our comfy little apartment,” she smiled.

George smiled back gloomily.

“Tell you what, dear,” said Barbara, sliding her arm around his neck and resting her chin on his shoulder. “We’ll check out one last place, alright?”

As they drove up to the next motel, Barbara immediately grabbed George’s hand.

“Um, we can’t stay here.”

But you haven’t even seen…,” began George.

“It’s not that,” Barbara interrupted, clutching his hand even harder.

“The baby’s coming!”

For Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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20 Responses to FFftPP: A Very Special Weekend After All

  1. Lyn says:

    LOL wasn’t quite expecting that ending. Well done πŸ˜€

  2. Singledust says:

    i love the sweetness in their dialogue, their evident love for each other is so tender in your writing.

  3. That’s a fairly good reason not to stay. Although a motel’s probably better than a car!

  4. mandibelle16 says:

    Lol. No getaway from them baby is coming. Hope the labour is short. I guess they’ll be staying at the hospital this nice. Great job!

  5. mandibelle16 says:

    Ah, sorry for all the typos. Autocorrect is driving me crazy lately. *for them, the baby. . .
    *this night

    • swritings says:

      Autocorrect can really hijack your writing at times! And sometimes I notice it much later. ..when it’s too late to tell the person..! πŸ˜„

      • mandibelle16 says:

        Haha. I know. It’s crazy my iPad was fine, but lately. Every second comment I make has mistakes. It’s exasperating πŸ™‚

  6. luckyjc007 says:

    At least he won’t have to deliver their child, which could have been the case if they had stayed there and she won’t have to risk staying in a bad motel. She will be well taken care of and so will their baby. Wonderful story. πŸ™‚

  7. jademwong says:

    Ahh, babies and their crazy timing! Great story πŸ™‚

  8. Felicia Hf says:

    Hahahah love the ending! Quite unexpected πŸ™‚

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