The Haircut by Janice Daugharty
Approx. 3,690 words.
Published on February 4, 2011.
Beth is pregnant again and her son is only seven-teen months old. Both she and her husband Donnie work but they can't seem to catch up their debts. They cannot afford another baby, so it's decided that Beth will get an abortion. They have no choice. She keeps putting it off. Then she goes to a shopping mall to get a haircut and everything comes undone.