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Microstory: The fix

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‘We’ve tried everything,’ she said, crying. ‘Different angles, times of the month, changed diets, IVF…nothing works.’ He held her, equally hurt, knowing they couldn’t afford any more.

Months later, they brought home the orphaned girl; her smile lit up their lives.

 

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    CookieCrumbsInc.
    August 19, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    A story that is becoming too common for comfort.
    But then, a story that is heart-warming and life-giving as well:)

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    Tina
    August 20, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Very good solution to the problem!
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    Cat Graham
    August 20, 2015 at 12:50 am

    Aw, such a touching little story and you evoked so much emotion in a short word count. Well done!

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    Ira
    August 20, 2015 at 1:24 am

    A single solution that brightened two lives. Lovely read!
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    J.Gi Federizo
    August 20, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Aaaww, short but sweet…Quite right, too. Water can be thicker than blood in such situations.
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    Kathy
    August 20, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Such a sweet story! It touched my heart. ♥
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    Vinitha
    August 20, 2015 at 6:42 am

    There always will be a sweeter solution, no matter how bitter the problem is! Sweet story, Sanch.
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    Harini
    August 20, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    The first part of the story is becoming scarily familiar story now a days. But everytime I hear the second part I feel happy.

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    BeatabouttheBook
    August 20, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Wonderful read. I hope sometimes in the future that would become the first option for couples rather than the last.
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    Kalpana Solsi
    August 20, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    They did the right thing by adopting a baby girl.

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    Parul
    August 20, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Totally loved it. Good one!
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    E.G. Moore
    August 21, 2015 at 1:05 am

    This conjures up a beautiful, heart felt set of images. So much emotion in so few words. Brava!
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    Debbie D.
    August 21, 2015 at 1:31 am

    An entire story told in three sentences; with a happy ending, no less. 🙂 Well done, Sanch!
    P.S. Love the new look.
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    Shailaja
    August 21, 2015 at 2:37 am

    The more I read of this, the more real it seems. Sigh…
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    Rajlakshmi
    August 22, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    that’s a beautiful story… short and powerful.
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