Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Greatest Discovery

[Told you I'd blow it. Batting fifth in the Story A Day Challenge is Seanan McGuire, who has won the John W. Campbell Award, which I haven't done, but neither have you. The prompt is "some things got left out, and a little means a lot". This is called "The Greatest Discovery", and is part of a thing I may finish at some point before I die.]

His face broke. He looked. She was in a batting stance, wearing a Little League uniform, a stranger's face but Madison's jaw, his family's defiant chin.

"Your daughter," the woman said.

All motion in the lobby stopped.

"I'm sorry," the woman said.

The words were as empty as his heart.

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