Saturday Centus – Wk#163 – Prompt: “I release all fears and doubts” – 106 words – “Threshold”

09 Jun

The time had come. I’d wanted to reach this moment in time. I stood on the threshold of my future.

A cold sweat beaded my forehead. My heart raced. My hands were clammy, my mind full of hopes and worries.

On the other side of the door I could hear movement and the sound of hushed voices. Through a slight gap in the door I thought I saw a face.

There was only a short time remaining to prepare myself.

I mentally repeated my mantra, “I release all fears and doubts.”

The door opened, “You can come in now. Your baby wants to meet his daddy.”

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Posted by on June 9, 2013 in 2. Saturday Centus


12 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#163 – Prompt: “I release all fears and doubts” – 106 words – “Threshold”

  1. edenhousenews

    June 9, 2013 at 18:57

    Oh wow how cute love it .

    • Ross Mannell

      June 10, 2013 at 06:39

      Thanks for the comment.

      I try to use most prompts in a gentle way. I know children find this way to this blog.

  2. claudia

    June 10, 2013 at 03:05

    Such a nice ending to what I thought might be scary!

    • Ross Mannell

      June 10, 2013 at 06:40

      Thanks for the comment.

      For a new mum and dad, the moment can be very scary. 🙂

  3. Dreaming

    June 10, 2013 at 04:49

    Excellent! I am sure many a new dad has felt just this way!

    • Ross Mannell

      June 10, 2013 at 06:42

      Thanks for the comment.

      While I never experienced such a moment, I shared such moments with two brothers meeting their children for the first time. My apprehension came when about to enter a classroom of young faces for the first time. Not the same but still one needing to “release all fears and doubts”. 🙂

    • Ross Mannell

      June 20, 2013 at 22:55

      Thanks for the comment.

      First time parenting can be daunting. 🙂

  4. Ames

    June 11, 2013 at 08:38

    Awe I guess I neglected to think about a father’s anticipation. Great take on the prompt!

  5. Jord

    June 15, 2013 at 16:58

    Very Nice

  6. Jenny Matlock

    June 16, 2013 at 07:04


    This was neat, Ross.

    It’s amazing how all our fears fly out the window when we first see their faces.

    Children certainly give a new meaning to ‘love at first sight’!

    This was wonderful.

    Happy Father’s Day to you!

    • Ross Mannell

      June 20, 2013 at 22:06

      Thanks for the comment.

      Children can enrich our lives.


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