“Why don’t you have another child?” she’d forgotten how many times she’d been asked this question. She’d evade the questioner with a smile or say something trite like “The timing was never right” or “It just never happened.” Truth was, she herself didn’t know exactly why………she just didn’t like the idea of another kid.
That was until the day her mother pushed without respite on the issue and her evasive tactics simply didn’t work. “Because I know what it is like to be the non favorite child in the house, I never want my daughter to feel that way.” she retorted, shocking herself as much as she shocked her mother.
This is my first attempt at writing flash fiction in more than 55 words (I doubled the word count to a 110). Some stories just need a little bit more fleshing out of the characters and the background. I’m not adept enough to do that in 55 words. Instead of explaining the story in the comments section, I figured I’d increase the word count. Feel free to let me know if my effort passes muster.