In Your World

Six sentence story word prompt – stroke

I am dreading to walk the long sterile corridor leading to your room, which looks extra clinical today.

There is only duty left, instead of any maternal attachment, that I am here every week to see you.

I am a bit envious that you don’t remember my name; you don’t hold me in your arms like you used to; but you stroke the plush cat I brought in like you used to with the family ginger cat.

I don’t understand the world you are living in Mama. You are talking to a toy cat like you always did in front of my teary eyes, and yet you are so far away from me.

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Cassa Bassa

🇦🇺🇨🇳 inquisitive, observant, witty, a thinker, was a misfit child 😊

31 thoughts on “In Your World”

  1. Dread is the only verb capable to describe that situation; from both ends.
    You approach is not sterilized; doesn’t shy away from the unavoidable pain.

    I find neither thank you nor well done fitting to write as a reaction ,even if both are true…you know , exposed nerve and such…

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  2. Touching Six. Perhaps it is possible to imagine that, since the other person seems so far away, that somehow, within themselves, they are and it is not an awful place.

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  3. You’ve written about an experience that has touched many of our lives. And while each deal with it differently, you used an accurate word in your comment back to Keith, C. For those family and friends who witness, it is “devastating”.


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