FFM 2020 18: Loss

No prompt used.

Challenge: 55 words, include a birth, a death and an element of love.

The moment I saw her, I knew this wasn’t going to last. The child I had carried wouldn’t survive.

I heard her cry with a feeble voice.

The moment I took her into my arms she fell silent.

Then she was gone. The last nine months had been all we had been given to treasure.