I whipped around, but all I could see was a sea of heads. How would I ever find my five year old in this crowd?
“Mamma!!!” Louder now, clearer. Waves of panic threatened to engulf me. From a distance, I heard a voice call out, “Claudine!”
“Mamma!”, a happy yelp as a tiny figure detached herself from the flood of skirts, and threw itself on a woman that was not me.
Claudine!!! My daughter would have been five this month. If I had been able to let her live, would that mother have been me?
Drabble (n) - an extremely short work exactly one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity and to test the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space.