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Short Fiction Break

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yummy ~ NOT~ here, have some ice chips …. photo by patiencehouse courtesy of flickr


Short story by Mirel Abeles, originally published on



“Water. Can I just have a glass of water?”

“I’m sorry, Ann, but you’re in labor. No drinking allowed.”

“What labor? Nothing’s happening!” Ann grumbled.

“You’re having contractions now.”

“No I’m not.”

“The monitor is showing some activity,” the nurse said.

“But the patient is feeling none!”



The nurse merely smiled and patted her hand. Ann felt tempted to release a string of expletives, but sighed instead.

“Nurse, have you ever had contractions? This is not my first baby, and believe you me, I would recognize one. It’s hot and I’m thirsty and I want a cup of water.”

Once again the nurse flashed her patronizing smile and said, “No drinking allowed when you’re in labor, but I’ll bring you some 

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About Michelle McGill-Vargas

Michelle hails from Gary, Indiana where she enjoys writing historical fiction, flash fiction, and short stories. Her writings have appeared in "Lutheran Witness", "Splickety Magazine", "The Copperfield Review", and "Typehouse Literary Magazine." She served as vice-president of the Indiana Writers' Consortium. Until the day her historical fiction manuscripts get published, she pays the bills as a special education administrator with a background in deaf education. In October 2018, she will be a contributor to Concordia Publishing House's quarterly devotional series "Portals of Prayer." Visit her blog at
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