The Wish

A short story

From Planet 249

by Emily Blewitt

The small of her back throbs, so Ceri puts a hand to it and presses. So many knots, they’re like pebbles. Smooth and round and hard. The muscle warms, but nothing eases. She sighs, leans over the pram. Makes her eyes smile, her mouth a chorister’s O of hope.

‘Manon, would you like to go for a walk?’

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About the author

Emily Blewitt’s poetry collection, This Is Not A Rescue, was published by Seren Books in 2017. She is the poetry editor for New Welsh Reader and works as a Community Librarian in Bridgend.