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20 August 2006 @ 10:39 pm
Supernatural Gen Drabble: Uncertainties  
Title: Uncertainties
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Mary (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: Belatedly written for the supernatural100 challenge #32 on “Firsts.”

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She’d quit her job at the card shop two months ago, and the walls had been closing in ever since.

She readied the nursery, endured daily phone calls from her mother. Boy or girl, she wondered? Playful like her sister? Or serious and strong?

She busied herself with books and ideas—so many methods to raising children, and no two authors agreed! What if she was bad at being a mother? What then?

One morning a wave of pain hit her, growing hourly until her breath was gone.

“John,” she said, “it’s time.”

She left Fate to decide the rest.





 
 
 
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on August 21st, 2006 05:55 am (UTC)
:) Very sweet. I like.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 21st, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
:) Thank you! I believe this is my first Mary ficlet (her POV). This whole experience is one I can clearly empathize with. Except for the pesky mother part, but I have a friend who's dealing with that. ;)
mooyoomooyoo on August 21st, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
Very nice. And the ending is just a little bit sad, knowing what's coming for her.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 21st, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
And the ending is just a little bit sad, knowing what's coming for her.
It just can't help but be bittersweet, can it? Because what's in store for her is so terrible-- and impossible to foresee. It lends an extra twist for the reader, who knows more than poor Mary does...
bluesister on August 21st, 2006 07:55 am (UTC)
Neat idea! I'm glad when Mary gets to make an appearance in fic.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 21st, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
:D First time for a solo POV in my stuff. She's been included in others' POVs before, but this prompt seemed so perfect to be just about her. And the innocence of not knowing what's ahead-- in the larger sense (as for any mother), and in the terrible sense of where her life will lead.
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 21st, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
:D Thank you, wenchpixie!
     Mandy: The Boys - from darkhavensa_phoenixdragon on August 22nd, 2006 07:52 am (UTC)
Ohh, lovely!! A beautiful piece honey!!

*Squeaks with joy!*

*Hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 22nd, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
:D Thank you! It's nice to be back. Ahhhh. :)
Pixpixel_0 on August 23rd, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
Aw, she worked at a card shop. Why does that seem like the perfect job for her? I often see her portrayed as an English teacher, but I like her working at a card shop, helping people pick out cards for others.

There really needs to be more Mary-centric fics around here. I liked your addition to the small collection. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 24th, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
It's hard to get a strong feel for her, but card shop seemed to work for me. Lots of customers and interactions, a cheerful atmosphere. English teacher means older kids by default (teens-plus, usually), and I don't see that age group being her strong suit somehow. Little kids and adults moreso. NOT that we have any facts for her at all. ;)

I'm glad you liked this one-- I only have a few Mary and Jess pieces, because there's so little background for them (mainly glimpses of loss).
tyrical: Emoticons_sadtyrical on August 27th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
To bad Fate was being a bitch at the time.
Such wonderful innocence and happy expectation. A far cry from the world her children live in now.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on August 28th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
To bad Fate was being a bitch at the time.
It's so sad-- because how could anyone have known?

Such wonderful innocence and happy expectation. A far cry from the world her children live in now.
And from her horrible and undeserved ending. The irony just tells itself with that final line, though the overall mood of the drabble is so sweet.