It wasn’t the first time but she couldn’t say it hurt less now. Those spaces in time when red took over and colored itself in welts on her son’s tender skin. His whimpers hurt her. Every single time.
Wrote this in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge for the weekend-to write a 33 word story starting with ‘It wasn’t the first time’. You can check out all the entries at http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/2012/06/trifextra-week-nineteen.html