Is it me or…
Dad? Can you hear me?
…are bells ringing?
They told me you can hear me.
Can you blink or something?
I wish I could.
I… oh god… where to start?
Calm yourself, child.
I have to tell you something. Dad, I’m so sorry…
She didn’t make it, did she?
…but about mum. They did all they could.
I knew it, my darling. I knew it.
The funeral is today, dad. I wish you could be there. I’m scared.
I don’t know if I can do it without you…
I’ll be with you, child. I can hear the bells ringing.
Week 22 of Julia’s 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups, and there is seemingly no end in sight to the bleakness of my contributions. The prompt is
“Is it me or are bells ringing?”
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