Flash Fiction: Breaking News

The tender cry of a newborn broke the hour long tension at the maternity ward. The door opened and he ran into the labour room. He had already drafted a perfect message for the occasion. One more click on his cellphone, and the news would roll on his social channel.

“Breaking news!! It’s a Boy!”

Minutes of silence followed…
He came out hopelessly with his head bent down, his shoulders looked burdened.
Discarding the previous draft, for the sake of the formality, he posted:
“girl”

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