Thursday, July 4, 2013

Never Say Die.


“Sign it,” I whisper, handing Pops a pen, “If you want to.” Pain burns behind my eyes and answering tears track down Pops cheeks. I try to contort my mouth into a sympathetic smile but it’s impossible. This situation is impossible and even though Pops can’t escape the reality of his situation he shouldn’t have an order of cremation shoved under his nose. What was Betsy thinking making me do this?
What was I thinking when I agreed? “You don’t have to do this.”


From my WIP, Chasing Betsy. Fiction.






19 comments:

  1. Oh, Kelli..I am holding you in my prayers and thoughts today. (((hugs))))

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    1. Cheryl, I felt your hug all the way over here and even though I earned it under false pretenses, I'm keeping it :)

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  2. Quite touching. My heart goes out to you.

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    1. You guys are so wonderful, but this happened years ago to my husband and I've stolen his memories for my book.

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  3. Ooooh! Talk about being between a rock and a hard place... both of you!

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    1. I promise to add a mini disclaimer on future snippets.

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    1. Thanks Rachel, but I switched from truth to fiction intertwined with truth and I didn't exactly leave many hints. Sorry to worry you.

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  5. Well, having read the comments above, I'm glad this is not something you're dealing with now. But how impressive that your writing brought up such emotion in its readers. A terrible situation that to some extent we can all understand how awful it would be.
    Hope you had a great 4th!

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    1. Home just in time for fireworks. Thanks for the kind words Pumpkin.

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  6. Much truth comes from fiction and you have a strong content, Kelly. Can't wait to read.

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    1. Just wish there was a quicker way to write :)

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  7. Cremation, although the cheapest way to go, is against my religion, so I don't know what I'd do if unable to give a loved one a burial. Powerful passage.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Ouch. I hope that never happens to you.

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  8. More snippets! Can't wait for you to finish this! ❤

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    1. One snippet at a time? Oh I'm guessing I'll finish by 2027 :)

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  9. Nicely written. I'd like to see more. :)

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    1. Me too. I'm afraid I'm stuck in blogger mode but I'll get the little bugger fleshed out.

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  10. feels sad... (which means good writing)..... i've got to say though, cremation is for me... i don't care if ears are covered, not wanting to think about it, i need to get my point across before it's too late....

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