Friday, August 7, 2009

Sunday Scribblings #175: New

Sunday Scribblings Prompt #175: New

There’s a trick to this, I think to myself, as I re-read the instructions for the third time. There must be something here that'll tell you how not to pee all over your hand. I give up on trying to find what is clearly not there. I’m a scientist, surely I can figure this out. Unfortunately I don’t, but a few minutes later the magic words appear, PREGNANT.

I sit on the toilet seat, stunned. This is what we’ve been dreaming of for the past year. So why am I so scared? Oh crap, I think to myself. I've only just got the new promotion at work. How am I going to break the news to my boss?

I take a deep breath and give myself a mental shake. I’m going to be a mother. I smile at this thought. I'm still grinning like a nut, when the phone rings.

"Hey babe, I just got off the phone with Marcus from the car dealership. I'm going to test drive the car this afternoon, do you want to come?"
Darn I'd forgotten about Boyfriend's obsession with buying a new car.
"Um...the new car might have to wait. We're going to have a baby."
There's silence on the other end of the phone. Then Boyfriend starts to giggle like a teenager.
Somehow we manage small talk before he hangs up.

A few seconds later the phone rings again. “I wasn’t dreaming was I, you did say you were pregnant?”

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Stan Ski said...

What happened next...?

Understanding Alice said...

Love it :)

Americanising Desi said...


does this mean a reason to celebrate?

awesome :D

Tale from the NEW side

gautami tripathy said...

Want to know more!

ravens chase out thoughts from the mind

Kill Word Verification

Sweetest in the Gale said...

Awww, this was a wonderful read...I can remember this exact moment with my husband, and the giddy joy we both felt. Thanks for a great post!

Old Grizz said...

congrats from Old Grizz. you certainly have something new to talk about. My hearty wishes for a healthy happy baby.

Dee Martin said...

If this is fiction you did an awesome job; if not, you still did an awesome job and congratulations :)

Patois said...


Bobbie Sandlin said...

I don't know if this is real or fiction. If real...CONGRATS! lol If fiction...TERRIFIC writing!

I can remember looking at that stick telling me I was pregnant...really faintly..but the line was there. I never felt such a mix of utter joy and "OH GOD..I'm gonna throw up" in my entire life LOL. Overwhelming. Thank you for writing that. Brought back a sweet memory!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I love your writing style, you cut into the essence of the moment, and somehow also keep it moving. That's a gift. (I'm assuming fiction?)