“Sunny, we think you’ll find this contract to be more than fair.  Please let us know if you have any questions.”

Sunny nodded and tried to smile as she signed her name.  Her signature looked so small and insignificant next to Jane’s and Paul’s.

“See ya later, Mommy,” Tommy waved as he took Jane’s hand.

No, you won’t.

The prompt for the six sentence story challenge this week is contract.


20 comments on “Exchange

  1. dyannedillon says:

    Ohhh, this is heartbreaking! Well done! Plus I love the photo!

  2. oh, man…. the story just came together (in my head)

  3. oldegg says:

    Yes this is really sad when you think if the implications and the realization Tommy would have many years later.

  4. ivywalker says:

    I reread this three times….it comes together so powerfully….the sadness it generates….gut reaction… Well written

  5. valj2750 says:

    Sad and awful. What would bring a mom to feel she had to sell her child?

  6. UP says:

    Terrifying thought

  7. Annie says:

    Oh, gosh. Heart breaking. Beautiful write, Jenn.

  8. This is a heartbreaking story. It makes me wonder, what is in that contract?

  9. So very sad and desperate. That last line is just gut-wrenching.

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