The website "Flash Fiction Chronicles" http://www.everydayfiction.com/flashfictionblog/
was recommended to me from an old friend, Doris Dembosky, who has her own literary blog http://timeout2.wordpress.com/
I hope you enjoy my story and try your own hand at some Flash Fiction of your own. Good luck!
“Rubina…Rubina…” the silky voice sighed through the evening gloom, arching over the ragged rocks and melting through the gnarled pinions.
Rubina froze, icicles of fear piercing her heart. She clasped the precious packet to her heaving chest, looking for the source of the sibilant voice.
“Rubina...Rubina…why are you fleeing?”
Rubina stumbled on an unseen stone and fell hard, tearing the corner of her bundle. She lay there, eyes gazing upwards as the heavens revolved on their nightly journey.
“Rubina…Rubina…” the gentle voice whispered into her ear. “We know your secret. Let us help you.”
Rubina rose up in terror. She clutched her meager parcel and propelled herself forward. Just ahead the bottomless cavity gaped, dark as a fresh-dug grave.
Rubina dropped to the edge of the black hole, cradling her lifeless daughter. Pain sliced through her heart, her loins. The birth seemed a lifetime away.
“Who are you?” Rubina wailed to the stars.
“Rubina…we are your grandmothers. Give us your child. We will keep her safe.”
“But why? How?” Rubina cried out in anguish.
“Rubina…Rubina… you must embrace your future, with love not remorse, with wisdom not shame. Your daughter never took a breath of mortality. We will tenderly care for her until you come to us…”
Rubina hovered at the edge of eternity, bowed her head, and surrendered Rose to the grandmothers, to await their celestial reunion.