Nina Nair's Stories

The wait

She couldn’t do it anymore. The wait was agonizing. It’s been a year, she told him. As if he had no idea. Why aren’t we getting there!!! She yelled. Calm down, he pleaded. It’s only been a year. They say these things take time. But she wasn’t listening anymore. Let’s go to the doctor. How about tomorrow, she asked. No, I’ve a meeting. Another day, okay? He turned and walked out the door. How much longer before he’d have to tell her the truth? He could never father a child. Never. .

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