Hermetic

 

She sat down at the table for two.

‘When do we start.. the.. umm,’ he stammered.

‘Today.’

‘Flawless,’ he thought, holding the baby close as he walked out of the building.

The cryogenic chamber slowly closed shut.

The production line was buzzing with rows of baby-machines hooked to monitors.

No one saw the possessive gleam in her wide-open eyes beneath the glass.
‘Zahra, Hussein, Latika, Jason and sweet little Abigail.’

 

Hermetic /həːˈmɛtɪk/  adjective
(of a seal or closure) complete and airtight.

Caffeine Overdose

 

Long sensuous fingers caress the horse’s mane

I watch, unable to tear my eyes away.

He leans closer, face inches from mine, whispers huskily

‘Coffee?’

I blush.
 
 
A little girl calls out, ‘Daddy?? Mommy needs you. Bridle’s broken!’

 
 
I’d rather drink Tea.

 

Being Beautiful

Blonde hair, hour-glass figure, effortless elegance!

Everyone always stared at Emma from the Secretaries’ Pool.

She wanted to run and hide.

Mother said this morning, ‘You are fat. And ugly.’

Mark wondered, ‘Should I simply dive in heart-first and ask Emma out?’

Participating Entry – YeahWrite #218 Microstories Challenge

Prompt:
Answer this question in exactly 42 words
“How deep is the pool?”