“Congratulations!” beamed Mrs Taylor, “She mentioned another brother or sister but we didn’t realise it would be so soon!”
My mother looked behind her and back at the teacher who hurried the Assembly guests towards a generous array of vegetables, fruit and tins and gestured at seating arrangements with flapping hands.
Proud of the heavy bundle that I clutched in my arms; tenderly wrapped in cot blankets, I didn’t want to part with it.
“Come now, let me help,” coaxed mother, “be careful not to drop.”
There! The biggest marrow on display!
“When can we have another baby?” I asked.
©Anna Ghislena 2013
The prompt from Julia Skinner’s blog for the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups this time was “Harvest”. If you fancy taking part go here: