Mary has been at St. Saviours home for mothers and babies for six
START: MATRON. Come.
MATRON snaps the compact shut. Enter MARY, clutching a copy of The Lady magazine and a letter.
END: MATRON. And what would that do to your mother?
MARY puts the telephone down.
I met a lady and gentlemen last week. Beautiful house on the coast. Desperate for a child of their own. After ten years, they say the hardest thing is losing hope.
Amanda Whittington, Be My Baby, Nick Hern Books, 2014, pp.28-32.