Here’s my third short story based on the below picture. Too many stories on the same photo prompt? A Sunday mind is a devil’s workshop creating stories.
For: Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) hosted by Priceless Joy.
She loved the falling of red rain…
I’m not sure whether it was due to my persistent prepartum urges for red foods or some other reason, my daughter was born loving red.
Sarah opened her eyes to love playing only with red toys. She was her happiest in her red frocks.
Everyday she wanted to have strawberries and red apples in her school lunch-box. Or rice with red capsicum. Now, how many children love capsicum?
One side-shelf of my refrigerator is exclusively for crimson drinks. Unable to find enough red drinks, I happen to throng grocery stores from ethnic cultures to buy their rose sherbets.
Recently, during home renovations, Sarah wanted her window-pane to be tinted red. Why? So that she can see burgundy rain falling while she sleeps comfy on her pinkish-red pillow.
Given these facts, it was but natural for me to feel happy when her fascination for red became her joyful career as a doctor. Especially as I remembered, that this was the very reason I had given up medicine as a career, for I was as afraid of the sight of red blood as she wasn’t. She in fact loved it.
prepartum: pregnancy phase before delivery
Header picture shows digital motion graphic of red blood cells flowing through veins.
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