So here’s the thing. I needed inspiration for my ‘fantastic friday fiction’ offering. I wanted to write a piece of fiction for Friday Fiction (a linky run by fellow blogger Nicola Young that I’m new to and am keen to join in with). I mused on how to flex my creative muscles (in between working on my #NextBigThing project) and it came to me in a blinding flash of well, inspiration!…
You see each week I choose a Footnote & Anecdote from my desk diary and I’ve decided to do an experiment 😉 I do love an experiment! Each Friday (or thereabouts) I will share a short piece of fictional writing (obviously!) that has been inspired by the ‘Footnote’ that I chose the previous Monday for my blog linky.
And here it is:
It was, quite simply, miraculous! They had counted down to this moment from the second they had dared to announce to the world their happy news.
As every new parent does, both had held their breath while the Sonographer moved the dopplar over Louise’s tummy, which was yet to visibly swell. Still staring at the screen in total awe of the slightly blurred image that had appeared, the Sonographer’s words were rather distant, echoey even.
Frank was suddenly aware of Louise squeezing his hand so much that the circulation would surely be cut off. “So this is how it’ll feel during labour!” he mused to himself…
“Frank can you believe it?!” came Louise’s voice shrilling through his thoughts.
“Frankie, we’re having twins!!” came Louise’s ecstatic voice again.
“We’ll have it in stereo…” were Frank’s first thoughts.
This story happens to follow on from last week’s Friday Fiction offering “Excited but Scared” and is inspired by this week’s ‘Footnotes’ quote “God gave man two ears, but only one mouth, that he might hear twice as much as he speaks” ~ Epictetus, c.55-c.135 AD. Greek philosopher.
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