I have joined the group "Blogging from A to Z" . This is a a month long challenge to write a short story everyday and each day corresponding to the letter of the alphabet. I have linked up the site - simply click on the name so that you might read any sort of short story from the huge line-up available. The stories are supposed to be short so that many can be read, quickly. Simply a titillation of talent. Happy reading, and thank you for joining me. My sister-in-law is writing under "Vicki's Place" currently her placement is #1259. If you are catching this on my Facebook or as an e-mail follower my number is currently #1324. (people drop out and the numbers contract)
R is for Rickets
Her bruised and broken body lay on the gurney. Doctors and nurses alike were bleary eyed for this little one. She had been smiling with blood oozing from her ears. She had delighted in the Popsicle one of the orderlies found for her. She was an angel with broken wings.
Her normally flawless skin appeared to have been beaten with a heavy object. Her little legs were simply “akimbo”. Her huge smile melted our hearts and revenge was on everyone’s mind. Who could have possibly done this heinous crime? Who could have hurt such a defenseless baby.
The police were called. Child services were called.
One young intern. One young person stepped up. “This could be rachitogenic. We should check her vitamin D levels.” The physicians head snapped. His eyes widened as his nostrils flared.
“Order the tests.” Was all he said as he turned and walked away, shaking his head. “Today’s parents are not taking the precautions of ensuring a healthy life for their children. Fast food and junk food. Sugar and fake grease. Food not fit for animals, and we feed it to our children. This is the third child in two weeks. This IS child abuse. A new and different form, but child no less child abuse than if they had beat her with a bat.”
March 5, 2012 by Truth101
Parents Are Being Wrongly Accused Of Child
Abuse Because Of Rise In Vitamin D Deficiency