New Life by Kathy Gates

Prompt: New life | Word count: 1000 | Genre: Women’s Fiction
Laura eased the red hatchback out of the driveway. After an intense afternoon of tea and gossip with her elderly aunts, she welcomed the solitude of the long drive through the autumn afternoon. At home, there’d be a warm fire, a glass of red and Dan cooking dinner. Bliss.
A couple stepped off the curb in front the war memorial. Laura slowed to a stop. The tall, athletic man put a protective arm around the pregnant woman’s shoulders and gently guided her across the leaf-strewn road.

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