Stories tagged hospital

Late November

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“I found a recipe on the net and now my hair smells of pumpkin.”

The Stick

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When you finally got blood from the hard stick You spotted the backflash of red And said Thank God. The woman’s legs and arms Were everywhere, and you were in the middle Holding her down with one hand while wielding A butterfly in the other. You stuc

An Ordinary Broken Heart

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She laughs and holds up her middle finger. Chipped black nail polish greets me.


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unlike drift wood tossed ashore

Death Comes To Visit

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He was almost dying when I reached the hospital. I walked past the open automatic sliding doors into the lobby, almost vacant except a few people milling around, the nurses fighting sleep behind the desks while waiting for their shift to end.


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Where seldom is heard an encouraging word


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It was a phone call we never expected. You were so full of life and joy and the sound of your laugh was pierced in our minds. Two strokes. That's what they said. No explanation, no back story. We worried we would lose you. Immediately, all of our memories with you started…

Surge of the Mind

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I see myself. I see infinite emptiness, I see everlasting limitation.

Killzone Excerpt: The Return I

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He was hauled in on a white cloth, pulled up by four men on each corner. Killzone wondered why the cloth was white. It made it too obvious he was bleeding. He didn't want his men to see his wounds. None of them. But, even heroes bleed. He was zoning in and out of…

Killzone Excerpt: The Return II

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When they arrived at the base it was a quarter passed twelve in the afternoon. The sun sat right above the city. Rays of hope and triumph reflected off of Class 3 Assault Rifles and military vehicles capable of packing enough punch to put a hole in your motivation.…

blanck (1?)

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① / empty space / not black / not white / not noise / blanck

Thoughts Recorded By My Wife and Sister Three Days After I Emerged From a Coma (Loaded on Dilaudid)

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Bake sweet rolls and make love to your new wife, fall asleep for three years and grow a beard.

The Drone

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"He turns in his bed, and reaches for a body, like the blind to braille."

This Can't Be True, But I Remember It

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She calls me by my name. She says I am her daughter.

We're Still Here

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the beeps, rhythmic, tell us that you're still with us