Commentary and Philosophy Fiction posted February 7, 2020

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A 100-Word Flash Fiction

Because I Love Them...

by Y. M. Roger

The diagnosis was like lightning:  one moment, chest pains when eating, and the next? Cancer.
My days are filled with pain either during the chemo treatments or the debilitating side-effects from them. No motorcycle and no beer. God, I miss the fun and freedom!
Our youngest just graduated. The other three are married. They call daily to check on ‘Dad’ – trying not to cry. But I hear their tears.
My wife never leaves. She smiles, though her exhaustion shows.
I’m holding on for all of them when really? I’m just ready to let go.
I am a prisoner of life.


The Prisoner writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
In 100 words, or less, write a short story--not necessarily a flash-fiction, though it could be--on the theme/subject/topic of 'prisoner'. It could be literal or metaphoric.


Image of 'Trapped in the Light' acrylic on canvas by Alvaro Daza at Saatchi Art []

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