20090422

Full Stop

by Jessica Patient

No period. No warning. It was final like a full stop. No more tears every month over blood specks, knowing the likelihood of having a baby had slipped through her fingers. All the chances had gone. Diana emptied her bathroom cabinet and filled a carrier bag with stockpiled pregnancy tests.

6S

Jessica Patient writes here. She lives in Bedfordshire, England.

10 comments:

essygie said...

a very poignant story, well told - love the third sentence in particular!

quin browne said...

interesting trail you laid for us to follow

Madam Z said...

It's interesting that the "No period" made me think at first that the problem was that she WAS pregnant! It's sobering to see the sadness caused by the opposite case.

Anonymous said...

Jeanette Cheezum

This is nice and tight. Good 6. I thought the same as Madam Z.

Nik's Blog said...

Great story!

Nik

Jessica said...

Thank you all for the comments.
It means alot to me :)

Laurita said...

Great story with just enough words. Well done.

Jessica said...

Hi Laurita

Thank you :)

Jessica

Shaylen Maxwell said...

Wow this was amazing! : )

I am with Madam Z, I too thought she was pregnant. Great turn. Both haunting, and very sad.

Jessica said...

Hi Shaylen

Thanks for the comment. It has made my day (I'm currently unwell and slumped across the sofa).

Jessica