100 Word Wednesday: Week 44
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By Neel Anil Panicker
I ignore the Do Not Disturb sign and step into the room, albeit gingerly.
I flick on the light switch; I’m swept over by nostalgia__eighteen years, nine months, fourteen days, three hours, twenty-two minutes, and a few gasping seconds.
A slow jabbing pain creeps up my arthritic ridden legs, squirreling into my already weakened torso.
Through the swirling maze that are my eyes I spot the bedside table.
Its contents stare at me: the camera, lenses, the battery, the chargers, the shiny black backpack we bought him only last month, and the Nike shoes that he’ll never wear ever again.
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