A precious gift

Monday’s finish the story

Mondays Finish the Story


Finish the story begins with:  “At first, it looked like an ordinary marble, but it was far from it.”


A precious gift

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

At first, it looked like an ordinary marble, but it was far from it.

It was left in the dirt. Whoever had thrown it away had no idea what lay within the tiny sphere. It was a pearl filled with a precious gift.

Juliet picked it from the red earth and held it up to the sky. She saw nothing inside. It was an empty shell. It held nothing, as she could hold nothing. Her free hand moved to her stomach. They were both useless to the others.

They were here to colonize the planet.

All of the other women were already pregnant, expected to give birth at any moment.

She stayed outside with her marble as the others ran inside. Juliet opened her hand to gaze at it as rain poured down over them. She stared on as it melted, disappearing with the pooling water in her palm.

She was alone again.

The doctor told her the next morning that she was pregnant.


I’m a little out of practice, but very happy to be posting again.

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13 thoughts on “A precious gift

  1. This is great 🙂 just stumbled across your blog from Laura Clark’s and glad to have done so. For me it was uplifting and hopeful rather than creepy, and ‘alien invasion’ never crossed my mind! Amazing how differently a story can be interpreted by the reader.

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