One More Day

Light contrast on wall

‘Look at that light. So pretty.’

‘Yes.’ Linda paused. ‘I understand, Mum. It’s your choice.’

Nothing more to be said. The silence and the light came together, ingredients of a brief, inconspicuous perfection. Then it passed, and dusk drew in, and the night would be long and difficult.

The form of consent was signed, everything sorted. Only a matter of time, and her mother’s decision.

Winter was coming. Soon the sun would be too low, the light no more on the wall. Through all her pain, would she find something else to be pretty? One more day…


In response to Matt’s Flash Fiction Foray, which had the song One More Day as a prompt.

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15 thoughts on “One More Day

  1. Pros and Cons of the Euthanasia debate are still left dangling in midair perhaps it’s because of the proverbial dilemma of who wants to bell the cat,
    and in the meantime, the determined ones keep going to Switzerland on the one-way trip by choice. Thanks for the post – succeeded in highlighting the essence of the delicate life and death issue!

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  2. I’ve recently come in contact with someone from Britain who has her trip all planned. Her sons know exactly what she wants. I confess that I never did much thinking about it till I met Anna. I have no idea how I feel about it, though I suppose the time is coming here in the states when it will become the big issue, too. You’re piece was very tender.

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