We are extremely pleased to welcome back Lynsey Miller, author of 'Mars' and 'Tuesday Afternoon,' who this time brings us a scalding tale of regrets, struggle and new beginnings. The original image for this piece is 'New Born Baby 499' by Digital Defection.
I sit up and look at it lying there. Square between my legs. All brown and wet and sticky. I stare hard and wonder briefly if I hate it. But I can’t. Surely I can’t hate it already? It starts to cry. Quietly at first and then it wails, louder and louder until it’s just one long scream. I look away and the nurse picks it up, cooing and fussing. It’s a girl she says, a beautiful baby girl. We thought you were never coming out, she tells it. They thought it was never coming out? It was me who had to get it out ...READ MORE