“Congratulations!! your baby has tested negative. “
Tears gushed out. Deep and profound relief surged in. She looked on as the nurse filed in her newborn’s exam reports in a nondescript green folder.
Lying next to it was her own file, marked with big, bold indelible red letters – “HIV positive.”
This tiny tale was written for a prompt contest by Mompreneur Circle. The prompt was to weave a 50-words story incorporating the word-‘Negative.’ The story was chosen as a winner.