Story Starter Challenge 11


“It’s what!” Harriet screamed at the obstetrician. Jerry just slumped against the table his wife was laying on. The shock was too much for him. A routine pregnancy check at four months involved an ultrasound and that is when the discovery was made.

“A first pregnancy can be a wonderful thing” Harriet’s doctor told her at the first month checkup. “Don’t worry about a thing! I’ve been a doctor for twenty years with no problems.”

Jerry had received a promotion six months earlier and the newly married couple wanted a family right away. Learning Harriet was pregnant brought immeasurable joy to them both. The promotion would enable them to purchase a two bedroom home, another dream for them.

The doctor looked at Harriet with a helpless expression and the nurse urged Jerry to sit in a chair. Both Harriet and Jerry’s faces were pale with shock. It seemed evident by the ultrasound, the couple was having sextuplets.


14 thoughts on “Story Starter Challenge 11

    1. Oh lord. See, after having 1 boy then twin boys, people would ask if we were gonna try for a girl. My response was always the same, and one I firmly believe: “Nope. We’d probably get triplet boys next time.” I can’t inagine 6. Just order me straight jacket now. 😃

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