Short Story Sundays

Word Wednesdays — “A New Arrival”

This short story is inspired by the sentence prompt from Tumblr blog unblockingwritersblock. The sentence prompt is in bold within the story. Enjoy!

I never saw it coming. Never even dreamed about something like this happening, to be frank. 

It was a cold, winter morning and as I opened the door to retrieve the Sunday newspaper, I saw it. A nice, little woven basket right at my doorstep. I wasn’t expecting any mail nor did I know of anyone who would have the guts to pull pranks on me. Afraid it maybe an abandoned human child like you hear about in the news or read in stories, I carefully peeled back the fleece covers. Boy, was I wrong.