For this weekend's challenge, Trifextra has asked us to write a 33-word story about a new beginning. Like the TV commercial once said, "I always put myself first and then, in a heartbeat, I was second."
I Thought That I Understood Life
and petty flights of fancy
hidden beneath a veneer of gentlemanly stoicism
until.......they were laid bare by a doctor's simple pronouncement:
"Congratulations! Your daughter is beautiful."