By Kathleen Kimball-Baker
“I can’t,” Ellie whimpers, wobbling on her hands and knees.”
“Stop it, Ellie, push!”
“Oh, God! Help me please! I’m gonna die.”
Beth pivots, faces her young sister.
“Listen to me. The baby’s stuck by his shoulders. You’ve got to ...”
Ellie’s screams split open the night.
A dusky baby slips into Beth’s hands.
Image: "Newborn" by Izabella Casselman
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