Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!
Dark Matter – the prequel
“There’s nothing to stop you having a baby,” said the gynaecologist. “I recommend your husband takes a sperm test.”
“He won’t,” said Fiona.
The consultant shrugged.
Trevor, her husband, was working in the observatory in Tenerife that week. Fiona phoned their friend, Mark.
“You must keep this absolutely secret,” she said. “You know Trevor and I have been trying to have a baby for years. Well, Trevor’s the problem. I wondered if…you’d be the dad? – only without telling anyone.”
“Are you sure you want this?” asked Mark, as they climbed into bed.
“Just don’t tell anyone, that’s all!”