20 Tales of Terror – Day 3: Flesh and Blood

Tales of Unusual Strangeness

The Mother

My dearest son, words cannot describe how happy I feel right now. The time of your birth draws near and I find myself growing ever more impatient to bring you into this world. You are in my flesh and my blood and my beating heart, and I long to hold you in my arms as you open your eyes for the first time.

I love you more than you know, although you are still sleeping in my belly. You are the culmination of all my hopes, dreams and wishes. For so long, I had prayed for you, prayed to be blessed with a child. But my prayers went unanswered, so I prayed to a different power instead. And one morning, I knew. You were there.

I have waited to long for this day to come. Made so many sacrifices for you. Your father’s life was taken so that you could…

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.
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