The social worker told her it would be weeks before she would receive assistance. Leaving the county office, she wondered what she would do until that time. She had babes to feed, including the one still growing inside of her.
Tired and defeated, she put her hungry, little children into the decrepit old car. On the long ride home, the only sound was empty stomachs.
Linked to: Lillie McFerrin Writes
The Prompt: Empty