Shawn L. Bird

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#30Words30Days 28- clan April 28, 2023

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 8:30 am
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Day 28 prompt for the 30Words30Days story challeng is ‘clan’. I interpreted that as a large family of extended relatives.

Her mother phoned. “We’re having a funeral. You both need a formal acknowledgement of this loss.  I’m calling the relatives.”


The ultrasound picture.

Speeches about lost futures.

Communal grief.


2 Responses to “#30Words30Days 28- clan”

  1. Trish Haugen Says:

    Monday. The clan will gather. A slide show will be shown. Tears will be shed; hugs exchanged; good-byes said. Grief and storied will be shared but life will go on.

    true story


  2. valdawn12 Says:

    Really hits the mark!

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