“The E.D.D.” ~ My Fantastic Friday Fiction Offering…

Friday Fiction writing blog linky The EDD

Frank and Louise couldn’t decide whether to find out the sexes of their babies.  Both were of the opinion that they had waited this long and come this far that it didn’t matter whether they were pink or blue.  But still, Louise did window shopping in abundance.  From the car seats to the cots, everything was discussed incessantly.  But it was this incessant chatter, this incessant planning that riled Frank somewhat.

How could he ever admit this though?  More importantly, how could he get his head around that odd feeling of resentment that he had towards Louise’s growing bump?  He wanted his wife back.  He wanted her to lavish attention on him, not on baby grows and sterilising equipment.

Frank wondered privately what was the point of planning when you had an EDD?  As if to answer his silent question, Louise openly declared that planning was everything.  After all, the Estimated Delivery Date was just an idea, just a scientific tool to measure clinical detail and growth.  Really, the babies would come when they wanted to and it was best to be prepared, Louise declared.

And so Louise’s countdown continued to the weeks until the next scan, as they got closer and closer to meeting their bundles.  Yet Louise’s growing bump was getting perilously close to pushing Frank further and further away…

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This story follows on from my previous Friday Fiction offering “Miraculous” and you can read the next installment “The Time for What?” here.  A mini saga seems to have naturally been created around parents-to-be Frank and Louise.  That’s what I love about writing, just going with the flow and seeing where it takes you!  This week’s piece is inspired by the ‘Footnotes’ quote:

“New discoveries in science and mathematics often consist of a synthesis between theories or concepts which have hitherto been regarded as unconnected.”
Dr. Anthony Storr, 1920-2001. British psychiatrist

Friendship ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

friendship #WonderfulWorldofWriting writing blog

Friendship

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Some friendships come,

Some friendships go,

It’s a part of life,

She’s coming to know.

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As she tries so hard to tell me,

As she tries so hard to say,

I make out that her friend was

Not at pre-school again today.

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I hold her close to my heart,

I give her a big, firm cuddle,

Stroke her hair, hold back my tears,

Our little bear’s in a muddle.

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She thinks her friend’s deserted her,

Not one friend but two,

My instinct tells me that

She thinks I will now too.

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I can offer her little reassurance as

Her sobs subside from exhaustion,

I see her tear-stained face

And in her eyes I see her heart broken.

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The circles of friendship are a wonderful thing,

The trust, joy, love, loyalty that they bring,

But our little bear is tired and confused

Her little heart has been trampled on and utterly bruised.

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By Carol Cameleon

Written when our little bear was at pre-school.  Now at school, her mind is a little more mature but the potential for confusion is certainly still there…

Shared for #WonderfulWorldofWriting

Prose for Thought

Do you read, listen or ‘see’? ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

#WonderfulWorldofWriting news writing poem blog

And here is the news…

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Do you read the news

For worldwide views?

Or do you choose to

Follow simply to amuse?

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Do you read it?

Do you listen?

Or do you ‘see’?

Or do you tend to ignore it, just like me?!

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Do you follow world news to see who’s boss?

Or celeb TV for the latest goss?

Both versions of ‘news’ make me a bit cross,

They smooth over the rough giving us the ‘gloss’…

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News paints a picture for me and you,

Covering imperfections, but is it true?

With the ‘touching up’ it should be clear

But instead we’re given political smear…

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It’s called editing, spinning,

It’s very cleverly used,

But before we know it,

Boy, are we confused?

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But use your own free will,

Make your own mind up though,

Hear both sides or better still,

Just go with the flow…

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By Carol Cameleon for #WonderfulWorldofWriting

Prose for Thought