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Writing prompt: the things I no longer wish to understand

The things I no longer wish to understand

As I’ve already freaked one person out with this, my response to this prompt is strictly fiction.

Today’s writing prompt:

Write a short scene starting with these words:
These are the things I no longer wish to understand.

Source:

http://www.writerswrite.co.za


These are the things I no longer wish to understand.
I no longer wish to understand what each of the bags of fluids do, dripping slowly through various clear tubes.
I no longer wish to understand what the smell in the room means, the smell that never quite goes away no matter how much disinfectant I use.
I no longer wish to understand what the beeping monitors mean or even what the diagnosis means.
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Because when she opens that hospice door in the morning, I put on my brightest smile and we talk about his future.
Because she doesn’t understand, she can.
Because I can never hurt her that way.
I wish to share her ignorance because she does not see the inevitable the way I do every time I look at my patient. My father.
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Word count: 136
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Constructive criticism is very welcome and if you want to use this prompt in your own post, leave me a link so I can see what you did with it!
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The writing prompts series is based around shorter-form fiction. In this series, I take writing prompts from various sources and write short scenes inspired by those prompts.
Personally, I don’t enjoy writing short stories as I feel they don’t leave me enough space to achieve a goal. However, I recently discovered that I do very much enjoy writing an even shorter form of fiction: single scenes. Those single moments within a timeline just overflowing with events – those are where humanity really shines through. So that is my goal with writing these scenes. I want to express those little stand-out moments in a character’s life without using too many words.
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