Skip Navigation LinksHOME → BAMBOO SHOOTS LISTING → ULTRASOUND

BAMBOO SHOOTS
Works of fiction and poetry by friends of Bamboo Ridge Press.



Ultrasound

Published by ANGELANI | Thursday, November 18, 2010 9:19 PM


BR 100 word contest


“What is that?”
“My ultrasound. My daughter.”
You’re not shy, yeah?”
(Laughs.) “She’s due next month.”
“Oh. Girls!
“I like my girls. They’re easier.”
(Snorts.) “I don’t think so. But enjoy them while you can. By the time my daughter was sixteen, she wouldn’t even talk to me.”
“Oh?”
“That’s just how she was. She’d answer with grunts. When she made eighteen, she went into the Army. Never even asked what I thought! Then— boom! She was gone. Moved far, far away. And she never visits! Never calls!”
“You have boys too?”
(Gulps.) “I-I have a son…”



RECOMMEND THIS PAGE

Tell others about this page on your social networks.


COMMENTS


If you have an account, why not login to comment?

angelani - Thursday, November 18, 2010 11:20 AM.


Thanks for letting me submit!