Disappeared 34

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The mage rocked backward, surprised. Bethany was pregnant, and if he wasn’t mistaken, with twins!

That was fast. 

She and the apparently virile older, second husband hadn’t been married that long. He surely couldn’t tell the fragile Joseph about this; any progress they’d made in recovering his memories and resigning him to his situation would be trashed.

Again, he probed Bethany’s cells, and was greeted by twin giggles. Was there an edge of hysteria to them? Floating in the Shadow World, souls often had a sense of what was coming.

Bethany absently placed a comforting hand on her belly.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2022)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (07/18/2022): In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about floating. Who is floating, where, and in what? Is the floating real or felt internally? Whatever floats your boat, go where the prompt leads!

5 thoughts on “Disappeared 34

  1. Pingback: Floating Collection « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  2. I can tell you, beyond any reasonable & unreasonable doubt, there are things to sense floating around… one can tap into them
    And we do react to them sometimes, absently…like Bethany.

    Now Liz…you can say…coincidence, Nick & circumstance…you may be right…

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