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|A theft (standard:mystery, 434 words)|
|Author: carefree||Added: Apr 28 2002||Views/Reads: 1198/1||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
"Mama!" the toddler exclaimed as he stumbled towards Suzan with overwhelming joy.Suzan winced upon the heartfelt call as a sharp pang of guilt gripped her heart. Painful memories flashed back into her mind,vividly.She cuold never forget the day that changed her life. Being pregnant and due, Suzan was trapped in the horrifying and cruel grip of the World War2. Earth shattering explosions seemed to be in hot persue of Suzan, threatening to devour her.Pungent smell of the innocent blood hung in the air.Bodies of the heroes,who fought for their country till death, laid in the destruction. Blood seemed painted the whole city as there was hardly a place where you could not see an injured or a dead. PLeading cries of the innocent filled the air.Little lost children,sat at the cold empty street crying pitifully for their parents. Being pain strickened by the sight and tormented by the abdominal pain,Suzan searched for her husband. Tripping over the dead, and staggering past dying innocent,Suzan finally reached the place where her husband was rumoured to be killed. Her sorrowful shouts for her husband resuonded the lifeless ground. Tears started streaming down her face as ahe thought of the unthinkable possibilities that might happened to her husband. Pain of losing her husband overwhelmed the torturous physical pain.Finally, unable to accept the reality,Suzan collapsed to the gruond and losing consciousness. Rushing footsteps accompanied by painful cries reverberated in her ears. Strong medicinal smell stung her nose, forcing her to open her heavy eyelids.She saw people in whites rushing around in frantic attending to the enormous number of casualties. Looking around, Suzan saw a sordid hospital and death. Strange to her, Suzan abdominal pain had subsided.Gazing down she saw her bloated stomach had deflated.Making a quick turn to the left, Suzan saw her baby lying peacefully on the cot. Warm tingling feeling surged down her heartas she smiled to herself.REaching out for her baby,Suzan's heart missed a beat, everything seemed to stop. Her hands came in contact with a cold unfeeling baby. OPening her mouth for a cry of anguish, but nothing came out.Cracking sound of her heart seemed loud to her ears.Hot tears brimmed her eyes and scorched down her cheeks. Just then a baby's strong loud cry caught her atteneion. "Mama! Mama!" my dear darling tugged at my skirt bringing me back from my deep thoughts. Unlike me and my late husband, my darling had a mop of fiery hair just like the hair of the pregnant lady beside me in the sordid hospital. Memories of this theft, would never leave me till the day i die. Tweet
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