FFfAW Week of 4-22-2015
Linking open 3:00 am EST (NYC time), Tuesday 4/21 (8:00 am London)
Linking will close 7:00 pm EST (NYC time), Tuesday, 04/28 (11:55 am London)
Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 156
Everyone heard the baby crying. It echoed throughout the 8th Street Subway Station. People looked around for the baby but could not find it. One young man searched behind a garbage can. Another looked down at the tracks but saw nothing. A young woman entered the ladies restroom.
In the last stall, she found the baby. He was still crying as she picked him up. His tears subsided as she rocked him. The baby was alone with no name and no signs of provisions. The woman left the restroom and approached a policeman with the baby. She told her story and child protection was called.
The child protection worker asked the cursory questions for history and circumstances and gathered the baby. The baby boy with no name left for the agency crying. More crying started as the stone-faced worker walked away.
The woman sobbed saying, “Such a sad life for a crying baby with no name.”
Help Spread the word. There are safe haven laws in situations where the mother does not want to keep her baby.
Baby Safe Haven laws can help you?
call: TOLL FREE CRISIS HOTLINE
or contact us at: PO Box 507, Occoquan, VA 22125