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THIS IS A 100 WORDS CONTEST ENTRY

Sympathy

Published by BETWEENWATERSUNSEEN | Tuesday, October 12, 2010 12:17 PM


BR 100 word contest


My mother and I sit in the hospital room listening to my father’s breathing machine. She tells me about my brother, the one who left for college when the check-ups became regular and the treatments more intense. “He’s thinking about an MBA,” She tells me, and I think about how many others are thinking the same thing. “Something you should think about.” If you ever go back. She goes on about his girlfriend, and I look at my father, wishing it were her in that bed, in an empty room, smothered by stale air and plastic tubes.


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