300 short stories: story 270

story: “Light as a Feather”

author: Karen Shepard

year: 2017

where: Abu Dhabi

note: First weekend back from the USA

a line:  “Their story bored her. Their infertility bored her. It was the same as a million other people’s, some of whom she’d met in waiting rooms, all eying each other, as if there were only so many babies and the criteria for getting one hadn’t been made clear.”

theme(s): Miscarriage, dementia, mothers and daughters, marriage

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