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It didn’t fit, and yet it belonged here.
The chair on the opposite side of the table was the same as the others, varnished wood with a latticed back. There wasn’t a single painted chair anywhere else on the premises.
It was however a lady’s chair, a chair of some renown and reputation, one with a special power, though sceptics laughed and said it was all utter tosh.
Hundreds of women had sat in that chair, shared their hopes, dreams and tears over coffee, lunch or an ice cream sundae with their friends.
No-one could explain it, none knew when or where the chair had actually originated, it was just there, almost as famous as the bistro coffee-house it belonged to.
It may have been seen as a last resort to many, but it had never failed.
Any woman trying to conceive only had to sit in this chair and within a few weeks would find themselves with child.
It was known locally as The Seat of Miracles.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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  1. How I wish such seat actually exists. I know many women who would love to sit in one. Lovely story.

    • There was a stool in the bank that was rumoured to have such power as the three cashiers who sat on it each fell pregnant within a few months of each other!

  2. James says:

    Decades ago, I worked in an office where there was a chair called “The Fertility Seat.” The office in question was for new workers, so people cycled in and out. It seemed as if every woman who sat in that chair became pregnant soon after. Who knows?

  3. Jade M. Wong says:

    Aww I love the sweet ending…it would be nice if such a chair existed! A lot of women out there would be so happy 🙂

  4. luckyjc007 says:

    Cute story and many would love for it to be true so they could find that chair and sit in it! The line would be extremely long with women anxious to sit on that chair. And, research would immediately be conducted to try and make duplicates of the chair!

  5. athling2001 says:

    What a wonderful chair. If only it was real. I like the story you weave around the chair, the lives it touches.

  6. Balaka says:

    Seat of miracles?? I wish there was a chair like this in reality..it would save many women from traumatic and painful IVF..great take on the prompt

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