Left me wanting more ... like when you finish the last page of that book you love and you never wanted it to end and for a short story to be able to leave you with that same feeling, pretty powerful writing. Halcyon hunter can't wait to read more of your work.
The ability to bring a reader into a story, feeling all that the writer describes as opposed to merely being an observer on the sidelines, is a talent. Each sentence is original, no common or predictable phrases here. I was completely drawn in and, during that moment, could feel the mother's anguish and her husband's sad frustration. Well done!