#30 – Window

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Stephen pressed ten fingers to the glass, his breath frosting a small circle as his face sank ever closer.  Someone was talking to him.  A nurse, he thought.  He didn’t care.

For so much of his life he’d drifted: aimless in his passage from one job to the next.  One failed relationship followed another – a ship without power or purpose, blown on the wind.  Finally life mattered.  Beyond the glass she lay: swaddled in an incubator, tiny and useless.

“She will need constant care for the rest of her life.”

He didn’t know why the nurse  looked so sad.  To Stephen, his daughter was perfect.

(c) Tim Austin 2016.  Promo image courtesy of Alexander Lam via Unsplash.

Today’s one word title was donated by Sue McCormick: Actress, Playwright and Activist.  She’s also pretty darn awesome in pretty much every way.  She wrote this, among her other works http://www.whatsonstage.com/lancaster-theatre/reviews/10-2013/no-fat-juliets-lancaster_32214.html.

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See you tomorrow for “SmegForBrains”,… I’m told, by the person suggesting it, that it’s a real word.  Considering his name is Danny John-Jules, I’m inclined to believe him!

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