Pins and Needles

Hour One

July 31st, 1980

00:00

"Push!"

Push? What the hell do they think I'm doing? Sippin' cocktails? As if my pushing is going to get this baby out faster. Or maybe it will. I push one last time and then... Nothing. No scream. No cry. No baby talk. Silence.

The nurses rush off, all except one of them. "It's a boy," she says with a smile and then rushes off after the rest of them.

I look at Frank in pure terror, he looks back at me and by the look in his eyes I can just tell he's thinking the same thing I am.

Something's wrong with our baby boy.

Written For:

The 1-26 Challenge