At life’s crossroads

Nothing seemed to make sense. She couldn’t explain to anyone
the emotion turmoil that she went through. She wasn’t certain of her own future
but now she had a lot of decisions to make, life altering decisions. She always
felt her life was a mess. A troubled childhood had made her insecure. She had lived
all her life thinking it was a burden. She was lucky enough to have found
someone who loved. Not only had he made her life better, but her insecurities
had almost disappeared. That was when fate struck a cruel blow.
A road accident had taken him away from her. Once again she
was left all alone or so she thought. Just a few days after his funeral, she
discovered that she was pregnant. Her world shattered, she couldn’t manage to take
care of herself and she definitely wasn’t ready to care for another life. The
quacking of the ducks broke her chain of thoughts. It was Mumma Duck along with
her brood. A thought struck her. Wasn’t she getting a chance to bring a new
life into the world? Just when she thought of giving it all up, she had found
her purpose in life.
Word Count: 200
This post is written for Sunday Photo Fiction.

8 responses to “At life’s crossroads”

  1. I'm glad she saw it as a new chance of life. Something of him left behind.

  2. It's great that even though her time with her beloved was short, she had someone to love her for a little while. I think it made her stronger and she valued her life and the life inside her more because of that love. I'm glad she finds a new beginning with their child. Well told story.

  3. C Knotts says:

    Sad but uplifting in the end. I'm glad she found a reason to continue.

  4. Simran says:

    And how little things around us help in changing the course of situation 🙂

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