The Extraordinary Pain of an Ordinary Miscarriage
I carried two hearts inside of me, but only one was beating. I took a pregnancy test and there it was: a faint second line. My husband didn’t believe it. He demanded I take another test, but he kept smiling. He didn’t stop smiling. A baby? How could it happen so easily? He whispered to me that night. A miracle, I wanted to answer, I maybe did answer.
A Mother's Day Voicemail For The Ages
This is the full story of a shortened version published elsewhere. A photo of an iPhone showing unread emailsPhoto by Torsten Dettlaff on Pexels. A truncated version of this story was published elsewhere last month. That dramatically shortened version was edited to fit within the parameters of a 600-word or less, non-fiction writing contest.
A Short Story on Grieving
I was dumbfounded when I found out about your condition. They said you were having trouble breathing, and you needed to be intubated. My doctor friend said that’s painful; I wish I can ask you how that experience was.
My Vivid Dream and the Meaning of It
Two months after my son passed away, I had the most beautiful dream. The sky and surrounding area were gray and gloomy. As if I were inside a gray cloud. There was nothing else other than a flight of stairs in a lonely alley. The stairs seemed burnt, blackened by a fire, however, it did not smell of fire. There were many stairs. I could not see where they ended, but I headed up towards wherever they took me to step by step. It was a long journey up the flight of stairs — about a four-hour walk. Every time I took a step; they squeaked. I didn’t know where they would lead to, but it was not scary, nor did I get tired.
A Grieving Mother’s Story of Survival
My life was wonderful. I had three adult children, a loving husband, and a job I enjoyed. Until one day my life flipped upside down. My name is Debbie, and this is my story. One quiet summer night, my husband and I were getting ready for bed when the phone rang.
Buffalo Loses Super Bowl Chance to Kansas City
The Niagara Street exit on the 190 in Buffalo, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. Unfortunately for Bills fans, the Buffalo Bills will have to wait another year to have a run at the Super Bowl. Following their gut-wrenching 42-36 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday, the Bills arrived back in Buffalo, New York today, to be met at the airport by numerous local fans showing their unwavering support to the hometown heroes.