Episode #153 is now posted.|
“Oh, it’s no use.” Jillian Callison cried out as she took to the stairs, nearly two at a time. She and her best friend, Lorraine Davis, had been preparing dinner for Jillian’s husband, Reginald, while doing the laundry, but had lost track of time chatting. “I’ve ruined dinner – everything’s ruined!”
“Jillian, calm down; I’m sure it’s not that bad,” Lorraine said as she followed after her. “Honey, slow down and be careful that you don’t….”
However, before Lorraine could complete her urgent cries and before Jillian could even contemplate what was going on, it happened. Later, Jillian wouldn’t be able to recall whether it was one step or two that she’d missed in her panic. The only thing she could remember was losing her footing and tumbling head over heels while becoming entangled in the laundry basket she’d been carrying. Meanwhile, Lorraine could do nothing but look on in sheer horror and scream.
As Lorraine watched Jillian land in a crumpled heap at the foot of the stairs, she quickly rushed down and to her side.
“Oh, Jillian, are you all right? Are you hurt?” Lorraine knelt down besides her and began a quick inspection to make sure nothing was twisted or broken.
“I… I don’t… know,” Jillian muttered weakly, obviously stunned and winded. “I think I’m… okay. I….” However, before she could utter another word, a searing pain pierced her side, causing her to double over and cry out.”
“Jillian? Jillian! What is it?”
“Oh, no,” she sobbed as panic quickly began to overtake her. “The b-baby… It’s the… baby.”