Story in less than 100 words

Thank you to Joanie Scott for taking part in the ‘Write a story in less than 100 words,’ challenge. Joanie’s response, The Clock is Ticking, may  be read below.

The Clock is Ticking

Everyone keeps asking if we are, because It’s always been a huge joke to them. The clock is ticking, they say, so don’t hang around. You’re no spring chickens, either of you. But nobody knows what it’s like, hoping and praying every month that we’ll be lucky. Not this time. I’m beginning to think that the fault lies with him, not me. I’ve done it before, you see. Long before any of this. He can never know about that part of me. Nor can they. I’ll just try to keep smiling and hope that it happens soon.

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