Friday Fictioneers: Mary


PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields





Mary looked out the window of the nursing home. She thought,

The staff and other inmates are alright. But I was young once.

Mary remembered the hot labourer Frank.

Now he was a hot potato. Pulling me behind the old Church for what the young people today call nookie. 

Frank had run off when he realised she was pregnant. She was put in a Mother and Baby Home and never saw her birth daughter again once the baby was put up for adoption. She had extensively searched with no luck.

She looked out the window again.

She’s out there somewhere.



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45 comments on “Friday Fictioneers: Mary

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Heartbreaking story.

  2. Poor Mary, the innocence and hope of youth were so cruelly snatched from her.

  3. Abhijit Ray says:

    A mother’s search for her baby. Infact she is searching something which was a part of her for nine long months.

  4. jillyfunnell says:

    Terribly sad story.

  5. Prior... says:

    Hope mom
    And child
    Connect someday!

  6. How terribly sad and how often it happens. Nice job.

  7. Dear Lisa,

    Such a sad story. No doubt there are more like that.



    PS On a grammatical note: and never seen her birth daughter again…..never SAW her…

  8. Alas I hope that the baby didn’t meet my character…

  9. granonine says:

    There was a time when there was no other option offered. Hundreds of moms and babies separated, leaving the mother to wonder all her life where her child was.

  10. Russell says:

    Sad story. Well written!

  11. Dahlia says:

    So unfair! She gets punished while he goes scot-free. Very disturbing but well narrated.

  12. Priya says:

    I hope she gets to meet her child soon. sad story

  13. What a heartbreaking story! Poor Mary – forced to give up her child in hope of a better future – but still got nothing. So unfair.

  14. An intriguing take on the prompt. I thought of Mary being in a kind of prison, because of the tower picture. A poignant theme.

  15. Even back then people suffered for those kinds of things.

  16. draliman says:

    Such a common thing to happen and not so very long ago either. Very sad.

  17. magarisa says:

    A sad story that’s all too believable.

  18. Sad to say this happened a lot.

  19. Alice Audrey says:

    “Nookie”?! Wow, that’s a blast from the past.

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