Friday, August 19, 2016

The Nest

Copyright Janet Webb
In his excitement at attaining fatherhood Mr Chen didn’t even notice the awkward silence in the hospital’s nursery.  His wife had been subdued in the months leading up to the delivery.  But Mr Chen knew all about hormonal changes and mood swings.

Their tiny apartment with its thin walls and lack of privacy meant that she really couldn’t get the rest she deserved.

But he was an optimist and knew his time would come.  Like Mr H, his cartoon eared neighbour, who had moved to a better place.

He was totally enamoured by the baby with the Mickey Mouse ears.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100

Hoping  that a few more visitors will venture to explore the hornet's nest this week.  To  read the other writers this week click here.  

12 comments :

  1. Loved the last line. Very well done.

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    1. Thank you YS, I am glad you liked it.

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  2. I think there might have been an intruder in the nest. Good one.

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    1. A bee in the bonnet? Thanks for reading Sandra, I am glad you liked it.

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  3. Dear Subroto,

    Hmmmm. A paternity test in order? Mr. Chen sounds quite accepting, though. Good man. Amusing story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Mr Chen is in love. Thanks for your comments Rochelle.

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  4. I think there is a choice now... accept to be a father pretending that you are not a cuckold or start over again... I would recommend to buy nice caps for the child, hiding those ears and go on.

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    1. Or big ear muffs maybe. Thanks for reading and commenting Björn.

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  5. That's taking neighbourliness a bit far, I think. I hope the three of them are very happy together, nevertheless. Fun story - I like the surprise ending.

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    1. Love will find a way. Thanks for your comments Margaret, I am glad you liked it.

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  6. Whoops. I think he doesn't want to see what would hurt him, and commend him for loving the kid. Great take.

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    1. Maybe he has found true love after all. Thanks for your comments Gabriele.

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