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Cute how the woman scheme doe something so simple!

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 storiesworthsharing.net

 

 

“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 also currently serves as interim vice-president of the Indiana Writers' Consortium. Until the day her historical fiction manuscripts get published, she pays the bills as a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing. Read her short stories at www.shortfictionbreak.com and visit her blog at www.michellemcgillvargas.wordpress.com
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