A New Day

Another inspiring 100 word story challenge from Rochellewisoff.com

Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt © Na’ama Yehuda

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda

A New Day

Night slipped into dawn.

No one slept.

It wasn’t planned but Doug and the kids were all up,

lounging on the couch, the floor, Jimmy’s face covered in peanut butter and jelly, the quickest snack his sister could make.

I could barely breath.

“The wait is killing me,” I said for the millionth time.

“I know,” Doug responded. “Soon.”

“Why is it taking so long?”

“Time zones.”

“What if…?”

“Don’t go there.”

“I couldn’t bear it, knowing what she’s been through.”

The phone rang.

I didn’t put it on speaker.

Doug leaned in.

“You’re approved. The adoption is going forward.”

29 responses to “A New Day”

  1. Such a gentle twist into a happy ending – something tells me things are going to turn out well here.

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  2. Hurray! Loved the happy ending after the tension build-up.

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  3. You set the scene perfectly. The last few words left me with a smile on my face! Nice one.

    Here’s mine!

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    1. Glad the story added a smile to your day.

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  4. waiting is often heart-wrenching

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  5. There I was, fearing that grandma or some other loved-one was in danger and then the happy ending. A great rise of tension, I love the details.

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  6. I want to know the rest of this story now! Well told.

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    1. Sorry just a 100 words! Lol

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  7. Excellent tension leading to a wonderful moment. Well done.

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  8. The suspense was riveting and the release nicely done.

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    1. Thanks James!

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  9. Some of life’s biggest moments are announced by a phone call. I’m sure everyone can identify with the tension of the wait, and the dread that the news won’t be what was hoped for. You’ve shown it well. My daughter had a similar wait about 12 years ago and she now has a strapping 15 year old son.

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  10. I loved this! You built up the suspense and the ending was very satisfying!

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  11. I absolutely love where you went with this Clare. Wonderful story!

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  12. Dear C,

    Good build of tension with a sweet pay off.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  13. Such a lovely ending. My niece had a similarly joyful moment yesterday, so I can identify with this.

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. Congratulations to your niece!

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  14. Some times the wait is psychologically unbearable.

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  15. Well, I am glad you stuck the landing on that story. Happy and well done.

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    1. Thanks Bill!

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  16. Awesome news! I wouldn’t have guessed that was the call they were waiting for. Good stuff.

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    1. Thanks, I’m glad it was a surprise, that was the objective!

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  17. So many windows, so many differing stories, Friday Fictioneers at its best.

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    1. True that is!

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  18. Hooray – I love a happy ending! I hope the child will be all they hope for when she joins them.

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  19. Urgh! Peanut butter and jelly!
    Yay for a good news story, well done.

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  20. Loves the “you’re approved”. Like applying for a credit card

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    1. I had a short supply of words to get the point across. Hope it wasn’t too far from reality!

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