A Foetal Wish

adorable baby baby feet beautiful

Will the outside be beautiful or scary? I find it cozy here, even if it is dark, and I’m not sure I want to go. At the same time, I know I will leave soon, so why must I wait another whole month? Why not just get it over with now?

Who will I be when I spew forth from this cozy cavern? I hope the doctors find me healthy. I hope people will like me, and I hope everyone will be my friend. Most of all, I hope my parents are nice and will take care of me.


This weird little tale was written for the June 20th Carrot Ranch Challenge, waiting! Well, I didn’t come up with an idea as quickly as I normally do, so unfortunately those anticipating my response were forced to wait.  I hope you still enjoy my little story about a foetus wating to be born.

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30 thoughts on “A Foetal Wish

  1. Jules says:

    Now that is a unique perspective. I read somewhere… fantasy/sci fi type story that the unborn know more before birth and forget it all once oxygen hits. Well something like that anyway.

    • H.R.R. Gorman says:

      I think I watched a one-act play with something of a similar idea in high school. But I’m pretty sure it was about botched abortions, because the foetus character was afraid of a coathanger…

      • H.R.R. Gorman says:

        My high school had a really good drama program. The kids in the honors class read a bunch of plays and each chose a 1-act play to direct for part of their thesis project. Some kids chose weird stuff.

      • Jules says:

        I had a progressive Jr High… geared more to creativity – but they also showed some eye opening history stuff… that I don’t remember seeing ever again in HS…or even in historical shows on TV, like some really sad Holocaust documentary stuff. I’ll leave that there… But the film was worse than what they show students about bad drivers to discourage accidents. Gave me nightmares for years. Hard to think humans could be so cruel but then the Inquisition and even some of what goes on presently to people by tyrants is equally as bad.

      • H.R.R. Gorman says:

        Yeah… I think it must be hard for teachers to balance truthfulness with something age-acceptable. Still, I think I’d err on the ‘being truthful’ side.

      • Jules says:

        Which is so odd now because some of the history text books for at least public schools have been completely re-written to minimize the whole Native American and African slave trade history into a positive light. And they also have abbreviated some very important history worth repeating lessons to mere paragraphs.

    • H.R.R. Gorman says:

      I’m sure he or she will! One of the things I wanted to capture was the fact that society hadn’t impressed any importance of gender or race on this little creature.

  2. susansleggs says:

    I hadn’t though of the baby waiting. I was thinking as a grandmother waiting for the good news of birth was more stressful than waiting for my own children. Good visual.

  3. Charli Mills says:

    Such innocence, hope, and wonder — the longing we all probably had, to be healthy, accepted and loved. An interesting perspective on waiting! I remember reading a pregnancy book (and I read some strange ones written by hippy midwives) and the babe, in an attempt to resist being born, rotates to block the entrance with head. This one, though — ready to go!

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