Nature Nurture

A boy was born today.

The hospital played, “Ode to Joy” to announce his arrival.

For a moment,

Staff paused their treatments,

Patients forgot their pain.

Hope filled their hearts

…..for a moment.

33-word micro-fiction post about the whole Boys Will Be Boys debate going on in our society. Thanks to my pal, Emily, for the word nurture as a story prompt.

Author: Tom MacInnes

Among the many characters I play: husband, father, son, retired elementary school teacher, writer, Cape Bretoner, lover of hot tea and, above all else, a gentleman. I strive to make a positive difference in the lives of others. In Life, I have chosen to be kind.

6 thoughts on “Nature Nurture”

  1. Well done Tom. I could actually visualize the event as you wrote it. I volunteer at Lakeridge Hospital in Oshawa and I could almost hear the “Ode to Joy”
    being played and all staff, volunteers & visitors looking up, making eye contact with someone and smiling!

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