“Are you laughing at me?”
“No Catherine, I am not laughing at you.” I told her for the third time in a row. Why can’t she understand?
“You have been ill. Get well, so I CAN laugh at you again.”
“I love the flowers Sissy. Thank you so much for bringing them.” Catherine held them up to her nose and smelled their fragrance. “You know that orchids are my favorite.” She sighed, “the ones that smell good anyway.”
I looked down at my nails and started picking at them, “Things are going to be better Catie. When you get out of this hospital, things will be better.” I said, almost convincingly.
“I’m sorry Sissy. It was a stupid thing for me to do. I was… I was stupid.”
I looked at the mark on her neck and my stomach plunged. All I could think about was how grateful I was that the rope had broke. (150 words)
Photo Credit: Barbara Beacham
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