March 15, 2013 by petrujviljoen
Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wissoff-fields is a get together of writers indulging in flash fiction. A story of 100 words. Join us, it’s fun! If you think thinking is fun, that is. Photograph is courtesy of and copyright to Lora Mitchell
The video camera focussed on Mary’s relieved face, her eyes momentarily closed, exhausted. They thought it best to not record the more brutal aspects of the birthing.
”It’s a girl!” exclaimed the doctor. Joseph whipped his head round to the newborn. ” Oh, sweet Jesus!” ”You said … ” spluttered Mary. ”All the sonars showed …” stammered Joseph. Incredulous, the doctor stared.
Laughing, they watched until the camera centred on the Madonna lilies, now planted in their garden. They found a name for their daughter only once they were home. Juno, instead of Jonathan. The miracle that defeated science.