Friday, September 9, 2011

The Past, Present, and Future - Week 68

Here's what I wrote for this week's prompt. I'm not sure quite why, but I felt inspired to write a story about a family impacted by 9/11 (well, haven't we all to some extent?). I'm sure it could be better written, but it is what it is.

The Past, Present, and Future

An excerpt:

Andrew and Cecilia were well on their way to that goal in 2001. She was pregnant with their first child and they were pet parents to a crabby but lovable orange tabby. The cat was crabby when she didn’t want to be petted and lovable when she wanted attention. It was a source of amusement for the couple to watch the moods of their mercurial cat. As Cecilia’s pregnancy progressed, her moods became even more volitle than the cat’s. Andrew didn’t find that as humorous. They also found out that Smita was expecting as well. Cecilia and Smita grew closer, sharing the bond of impending motherhood.

Like so many other days, that September morning was like any other. Never in a million years would Cecilia have thought that the last time she’d see her husband was when he left for work that morning, heading in early for an important conference call.

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