Time for this weeks contribution to the Friday Fictioneers Challenge to write a 100 word story based on the photo prompt.
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Every week I tell myself I will write an upbeat story, maybe even a funny story. For some reason that never happens. The photo’s lead me in another direction. Once again I have gone down a serious road. I hope you don’t find it too dark.
Here is this weeks photo, followed by my story.
The unseen orchid twisted and stretched towards the light, but today the sun refused to shine. It had been weeks since my mother had suffered the stroke. In the still room, I listened as the machine forced air into her lungs. Whir-Click, Whir-Click.
No, Mr. Thomas you were wrong. I don’t want this frail broken form to rage. I want my mother to go gently into that good night. I pray she will slip peacefully to a heaven that I can only dream of.
I nod to the nurse. A final click, the machine stops. My mother is gone.
Thanks for reading. This story was inspired by Dylan Thomas’ most famous poem Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night. The full text of this compelling poem can be found HERE.
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