Cancer

Avatar Author: Construct of a Mind I work for a technology company. I'm the primary designer. However, I've aspired (for a while now) to write. And I finally have an outlet for my small bursts of creativity. Read Bio

In the hospital, it had been bearable. Knowing that eventually, dad would sleep that restful, only-happens-one-time-ever sleep. But he got better. He came home. He made his recovery. And two years later, he’s back in the hospital. Creeping closer and closer to that edge.

So, now it’s in both lungs, they tell us. Nothing to do. Can’t be helped. Just make him comfortable. Seriously? How?!? He has things growing in his lungs!

But he’s 75 now. And still alive. So, go screw yourselves, doctors! You gave up to quickly.

Now he’s living on the edge, knowing that he could fall over it at any time. And he doesn’t care.

He’s my hero.

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  1. Avatar Tesseract

    Interesting take on the ‘edge of the world’. Not the physical planet, but one’s personal world.

    The ‘4’ is because the narrative seemed a tad incoherent. I know I’m a repeat offender on this charge myself, but ‘stream-of-conciousness’ is REALLY tough to pull off right.

  2. Avatar Music-Hearted

    This is a good piece, but there are a couple of things you might want to change for clarity in the first paragraph. It should be something like “Knowing that, eventually, Dad would sleep that restful, only-happens-one-time-ever sleep.” It took me a minute to understand what you were saying the first time I read it.

    Anyway, this is creative take on the edge of the world. Nice job.

  3. Avatar Construct of a Mind

    Made some changes for clarity.

  4. Avatar thelostgirl

    I like how you’ve taken this to an unexpected place, the egde of someone’s world rather than literally the edge of the world.

    Nicely done :)

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