I would like to congratulate Sakshi (AKA the Escapist) for being April’s prose winner of the 2B or Not 2B website! Her writing is filled with simplistic imagery and genuine emotions, and I’m so happy to be able to share her work. Her piece “Unfamiliar Contentment” effortlessly depicts a father’s love for his newborn child.
You can explore Sakshi’s blog and her other works here.
Every month there will be a new winner pertaining to all genres of writing, so keep a lookout for new artists featured on this blog!
by Sakshi the Escapist
He held her for the first time in his arms and her tiny hand gripped his finger. The touch was soft. Tender. He could already feel the walls around his heart crumbling under its power. The walls he had built for years, brick by brick. While looking at her beautiful face, he was feeling an unfamiliar contentment.
“What did I tell you?” his wife asked him. He could hear the smugness in her voice.
He raised his eyes and looked towards his wife who was smirking and looking at the tiny bundle of happiness in his arms. He got up from the chair and sat beside his wife on the hospital bed. He felt his face split into a wide smile.
“Yeah,” he said. “She’s perfect.”
Just then their daughter yawned with her baby mouth and opened her small eyes, and in that moment, he felt he had conquered the world.
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I’m looking forward to May’s submissions!