A story that wasn't on the shelf | By: Oreo Batard | | Category: Short Story - Death Bookmark and Share

A story that wasn't on the shelf

D. was yelling from down stairs
I ran from my apartment to her unit
A book case was laying flat on her floor
It was a big one
The baby she was baby sitting was under it
It was too heavy to lift
We got some men in the building to help us
The paramedics were called
and on the way
The baby was dead
and CPR couldn't wake him up
D. was a mess
I couldn't calm her down
She never got over it
and felt responsible
I couldn't help her or the baby
and I felt useless and sad
for them both
I went back to my apartment up stairs
a baby was dead
it made me cry for
all of us

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