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A short snippet from my novel “Better”.
The sound of the highway was quite loud in the rented little Ford car.
I shifted in my seat. It angled into my back leaving me feeling like a squished giant. I peered over at Cheryl before double-checking the GPS mounted onto the dashboard. We were about ten minutes from the airport. Ten minutes of silence, I hoped.
Cheryl skimmed through her Facebook feed, per usual. She sighed repeatedly, but I didn’t say anything. I didn’t want to have to say something. My right ear started ringing. Only the right one, how annoying.
She sighed again.
“Yes?” The word seethed through my clenched teeth.
She scoffed. “Oh, nothing.”
It was never nothing.READ ON MEDIUM
"It's All Immaterial"—A Short Story
And there it was, the answer he never expected.
Three months to live and nothing can be done. He could start chemotherapy, but as his doctor said: “It may extend your life for a few months, however, it’s going to be miserable. Chemotherapy may just make your last few months unbearable. I’m sorry.”
Thanks, Doc.READ ON MEDIUM
You're Too Emotional
My oldest daughter cried and cried and couldn’t handle the thought of re-homing our cat and dog when we move. Her tears encouraged mine, taunted them, pulled them over the edge and down my cheeks.
She sat in a pool of her pain and I sat beside her, trying to stave mine.READ ON MEDIUM
It Has To Be Worth It
It’s quiet in all the right ways.
There’s a hum of an espresso machine steaming two-percent milk, the sound of vertical water streams crashing back down into rippling water surface in an indoor fountain, and the random chatter of echoing voices encased within the high glass ceilings.READ ON MEDIUM
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