The Right Decision

August 19, 2020 at 10:57 am 56 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 21 Auguest 2020

Ted Strutz
Photo Credit: Ted Strutz

 
Claire looked at Emily as she fed her, feeling secure and contented in her arms. It evoked an image there was no other place she’d rather be.

Claire wanted to keep her, but she couldn’t raise her on her own. Barely out of her teens, she didn’t have the means. She had to give her up.

A knock on the door. It was the social worker and Emily’s adoptive parents.

“You’ve made the right decision,” the social worker said gently taking Emily away from her.

From the window, Claire felt a part of her died as she watched them leave.

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  • 1. beth  |  August 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    That is so incredibly sad

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    • 2. plaridel  |  August 19, 2020 at 8:39 pm

      beth:

      i know. it was a hard decision for her.

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      • 3. beth  |  August 19, 2020 at 8:58 pm

        It must have been incredibly hard

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        • 4. plaridel  |  August 20, 2020 at 8:37 am

          beth:

          under the circumstances, it was for the best interest of the child.

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          • 5. beth  |  August 20, 2020 at 9:24 am

            Yes

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  • 6. neilmacdon  |  August 19, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    I wonder what will happen to that bit that died

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    • 7. plaridel  |  August 19, 2020 at 8:39 pm

      neil:

      good question. only time would tell.

      Reply
  • 8. Iain Kelly  |  August 19, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    It doesn’t feel like the right decision.

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    • 9. plaridel  |  August 19, 2020 at 8:39 pm

      iain:

      she’s hoping for the best.

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  • 10. Shweta Suresh  |  August 19, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    Such a heartwarming story. I hope it was the best decision, for the both of them

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    • 11. plaridel  |  August 20, 2020 at 8:38 am

      shweta:

      i’m sure she struggled with it but i think it was the right decision at the time she made it.

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      • 12. Shweta Suresh  |  August 20, 2020 at 11:53 am

        I have come to that conclusion as well 🙂

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        • 13. plaridel  |  August 20, 2020 at 9:36 pm

          shweta:

          i guess we think alike. 🙂

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  • 14. msjadeli  |  August 19, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    An event of extreme emotions, some good some not so good. Poor little baby has no choice in the matter. Hoping the adoptive parents treat him well.

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    • 15. plaridel  |  August 20, 2020 at 8:37 am

      msjadeli:

      i think every social worker tries hard to make sure that it’s the case.

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  • 16. draliman  |  August 19, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Such a sad story.

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    • 17. plaridel  |  August 20, 2020 at 8:37 am

      draliman:

      i don’t think i can write any sadder than that.

      Reply
  • 18. Tannille  |  August 19, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    Ouch what a sad, sad story. Life can be cruel. But it might be best for the best but emotions are strong.

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    • 19. plaridel  |  August 20, 2020 at 8:37 am

      tannille:

      true that.

      Reply
  • 20. Sandra  |  August 20, 2020 at 3:12 am

    So very sad.

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    • 21. plaridel  |  August 20, 2020 at 8:36 am

      sandra:

      there are many nuances of sadness and parting with your own child is right at the top.

      Reply
  • 22. justjoyfulness  |  August 20, 2020 at 3:19 am

    Very sad. Hope she can have more kids to fill that part that died.

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    • 23. plaridel  |  August 20, 2020 at 8:36 am

      justjoyfulness:

      one can only hope against hope.

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  • 24. rochellewisoff  |  August 20, 2020 at 6:19 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Although you didn’t go take the spooky road many of us did this week, this story is haunting. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 25. plaridel  |  August 20, 2020 at 8:36 am

      rochelle:

      it was triggered by what looked like a woman staring out the window in the picture and reading about your story with lucinda rocking her son.

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  • 26. Dora  |  August 20, 2020 at 11:13 am

    So glad she chose life over death, even if it meant the pain of parting to give her child and herself a fresh start.

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    • 27. plaridel  |  August 20, 2020 at 9:36 pm

      dora:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 28. pennygadd51  |  August 20, 2020 at 11:25 am

    That is a brave take on the photoprompt, and you succeed admirably. It’s a sad, thought-provoking story. I can’t help feeling Claire has made a terrible mistake.

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    • 29. plaridel  |  August 20, 2020 at 9:36 pm

      penny:

      you’re very kind. thank you.

      Reply
  • 30. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  August 20, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Powerfully sad and heartbreaking, Plaridel.
    Have a wonderful day … Be Safe
    Isadora 😎

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    • 31. plaridel  |  August 20, 2020 at 9:35 pm

      isadora:

      thank you for reading as usual. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 32. siobhan1967  |  August 20, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    How sad for both Claire and Emily – I wish Claire hadn’t felt she had no other option.

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    • 33. plaridel  |  August 20, 2020 at 9:35 pm

      siobhan:

      she did what was best for both of them.

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  • 34. Dale  |  August 20, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Such a sad but loving story…

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    • 35. plaridel  |  August 20, 2020 at 9:35 pm

      dale:

      what a generous comment. thank you.

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      • 36. Dale  |  August 21, 2020 at 2:30 am

        😊

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  • 37. James McEwan  |  August 21, 2020 at 2:35 am

    Heartbreaking. For some life aches so much. A sad but forever a true story.

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    • 38. plaridel  |  August 22, 2020 at 10:46 pm

      james:

      i appreciate your comment very much. thank you.

      Reply
  • 39. Keith's Ramblings  |  August 21, 2020 at 5:47 am

    Was it really the right decision? I guess she’ll never know.

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    • 40. plaridel  |  August 22, 2020 at 10:46 pm

      keith:

      only the future could tell.

      Reply
  • 41. Brenda's Thoughts  |  August 21, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Very sad situation, but often the right thing to do for the baby. Difficult decisions for sure and heartbreaking too for the brave young girl who chose to give her child a better chance. Nicely written, Plaridel.

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    • 42. plaridel  |  August 22, 2020 at 10:46 pm

      brenda:

      i think her options were limited under the circumstances.

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  • 43. Bill  |  August 22, 2020 at 8:43 am

    A sad but true story too often repeated. Well done.

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    • 44. plaridel  |  August 22, 2020 at 10:45 pm

      bill:

      yes, it happens in real life more than we think.

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  • 45. wmqcolby  |  August 23, 2020 at 1:19 am

    Aww, really sad. On the other hand, the baby will be well cared-for.
    Nice story, Plaridel.

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    • 46. plaridel  |  August 25, 2020 at 8:48 am

      kent:

      hopefully, it was worth the sacrifice.

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  • 47. Stine Writing  |  August 23, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    That must be so hard for mothers to do. I give any mother a lot of credit if they give up their child so they may have a good life. Some people just aren’t cut out to be parents and if you aren’t feeling it, there are plenty of people who can love a little being.

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    • 48. plaridel  |  August 25, 2020 at 8:47 am

      christine:

      well said.

      Reply
  • 49. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  August 24, 2020 at 1:43 am

    I just read another story where the daughter comes back 30 years later… maybe there are ways for everyone to be happy in the end.

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    • 50. plaridel  |  August 25, 2020 at 8:47 am

      björn:

      the best we can do is hope for the best.

      Reply
  • 51. Shivi 💜  |  September 7, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Well done

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    • 52. plaridel  |  September 9, 2020 at 11:09 am

      shivi💜:

      it’s very generous of you. 🙂

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  • 54. Shivi 💜  |  September 7, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Keep up the good work

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    • 55. plaridel  |  September 9, 2020 at 11:09 am

      shivi💜:

      thank you. 🙂

      Reply

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