Moira glances at the clock—it’s 11:59.
“Let’s meet at noon,” the letter said. Eighteen years she waited for that invitation.
She scans every face, searching for traces of her own.
Her legs begin to ache, her back stiffens.
Until she moves, there’s still time for her daughter to arrive.
Laura Besley is the author of (Un)Natural Elements, 100neHundred, and The Almost Mothers. She is also an editor for Flash Fiction Magazine. Having lived in the Netherlands, Germany and Hong Kong, she now lives in land-locked central England and misses the sea. She tweets at @laurabesley.