Short Story: The Child Who Should Never Have Been by Penny Luker
If I’d only listened to my father just a little more carefully; shown a bit more patience. I regret it now of course. Now I can no longer see him. I didn’t know anything about my mother, just that she’d been beautiful and quickly bored. My father said that when mother found she was pregnant, she didn’t want to have a baby, but because he so desperately did, she’d been dutiful and careful and given him the best present that anyone ever could.
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