MIND’S A MAZE (GENRE: Realistic Riction)
PHOTO PROMPT © Jean L. Hays
By Neel Anil Panicker
Her mind’s aching with sepia toned memories; memories that get dimmer by the hour.
‘Cancer, of any type, is slow poison. It kills you; slowly, breath by breath.’
This is someone’s memoir she read. They batter her already battered mindscape.
This month’s been hectic. She’s traveled through childhood, relived her school days, her joyous life as the “most naughtiest, loveliest, bestest 10 year old girl in the history of Scottish High School.”
This from her Fifth Grade teacher; somewhat bombastic but heartfelt utterings.
Outside, the hospital van wails. She extricates herself from the past. It’s Chemo Day, again.
Her future beckons.
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