Month: August 2016

#87 – Fragile

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Jake Campbell

Ben needed the woman beside him to shut up.

“Jimmy is such a good kid!  He was first in his class at math for the whole of last year.”

A picture of a teenage boy dropped onto his lap.

“I don’t think,…”

His words dried in his mouth.  The boy in the picture looked so happy.  The Boy looked so peaceful.

“Ben Sharpe?”

The secretary was calling for him.

“Doctor Simpson will see you now.”

Ben looked at Jimmy’s Mother.  She hadn’t stopped crying for 20 minutes.  Ben passed the tattered photograph back to her and retrieved his antidepressants.

“Good luck”.

(c) Tim Austin 2016.  Image by Jake Campbell via Unsplash.

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You may have noticed an absence of One Word One Stories in recent weeks.  Sadly, a family bereavement and personal illness have kept me from finding inspiration or motivation for new stories.

Normal service recommences from tomorrow, however!  New stories every day – including some days with multiple stories to make up for lost time – are on their way!

Thanks to everyone who’s shown support and kindness in recent weeks.

See you tomorrow,

Tim