Flash Friday 36

Prompt: http://flashfriday.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/flash-friday-36/

The screen door creaked as the woman opened it, her eyes squinting at the early-morning summer sun. Her hands were red and cracked, and she rubbed them with a threadbare towel. At first, she didn’t see who’d knocked, but finally looked down and saw the girl, standing on the dusty front porch, holding a wicker basket. The basket wriggled, and the bleached-white cloth on the cover was embroidered with a bright blue “S.B.” The girl holding the basket didn’t look quite right in the head, and her smile was lopsided as she croaked “Stork Babbies with yer deliv’ry, ma’am!”


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