For last week’s Micro Bookends I was inspired twice! That almost never happens. The bookends were FIVE and FAMILIES/FAMILY. Here are my two stories.
Less Than One Percent
“Five days? But it’s not possible, is it? I had a vasectomy.”
“Hold on…. Google says there is a less than one percent chance. Oh my goodness! Look at all these stories of pregnancies after vasectomies!”
“Did you take a test?”
“No, but I have one in my purse.”
“Well, what are you waiting for?”
“I’m not going to take a pregnancy test in a restaurant bathroom!”
“Why not? Aren’t you dying to know?”
“But knowing will make it real. Six kids, Brett! I do not want six!”
“It could just be stress from moving.”
“Stress. Yes, maybe. I can’t believe I ever wanted a big family.”
“Five, six, seven, eight.”
Wait, that’s not good enough. Go back and start over.
You paused on seven.
“No I didn’t.”
Are you sure?
“Yes…. I think.”
If you didn’t do it right, your sister will die.
“That doesn’t make sense. You’re lying”
Want to chance it? If she dies, it will be your fault. Now start over and DON”T step on a crack.
“But I’ve recounted 6 times, I’m already late, and people are watching.”
It doesn’t feel right though, does it? She will die; deep down you know it.
“You’re right. Ok. One, two, three…”
That’s it. Remember, it’s your job to save your family.