The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Edge (99 Word Essay)

For the Carrot Ranch essay this week:

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He was sitting on the edge of the hospital bed, holding the hand of the old man.

“If you allow them to give you the antibiotic, you might get well.”

Tears brimmed in his eyes, and an errant one overflowed and quietly rolled down his cheek into his beard.  The old man was in the midst of his fourth battle with sepsis in as many months.

“No, no more.” said the old man in a barely audible voice.

He turned his face away from the old man so he would not see additional tears flow.

The end is here.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Sharon Qualls said...

Very real. Also sad, I know it must be on your mind. Take care now.

Wednesday, 31 January, 2018  
Blogger Charli Mills said...

Sad, and yet I appreciate the sense of dignity the man is allowed in his final moments. Well-written, Ben.

Thursday, 01 February, 2018  
Blogger forsythia said...

Sad, but so like life.

Thursday, 01 February, 2018  

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