It was their first vacation afterward.
She felt daring, dove off a cliff, the free-fall like a sort of second death.
Far under the sea, she saw her baby there—blue but alive, gurgling air bubbles, hands and legs splayed, looking like it only wanted to be held, mouthing, “Momma.”
Len Kuntz is a writer from Washington State and an editor at the online magazine Literary Orphans. His story collection The Dark Sunshine debuted from Connotation Press in 2014. You can also find him at lenkuntz.blogspot.com.