Oblivion

The longer I stay here, the less I remember about my other life. Sadly that includes my children, the loves of my life.

I also remember the pain less. I’m free from the restrictions the disease causes. I can walk, I can feel, I can simply be.

The very air smells sweeter, the stars brighter, every part of this existence takes me away from my misery. I can be anyone I wish, be anything I wish. The idea of starting over is so intoxicating. The selfishness of it is losing its repugnance.

The major complication is having to remain unconscious.

The 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompt created by Velvet Verbosity, takes a single theme to tell a story in only 100 words ~ no more, no less. This week’s theme is ‘Unconscious.’

* No need to panic. The photo was taken during a stay in the hospital on Christmas Day 2009, when I was admitted for appendicitis. I was never in a coma ~ a morphine haze, yes, but no coma.

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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

16 thoughts on “Oblivion

  1. so glad for the disclaimer at the end. I was really worried about you! I try not to assume everything people write is autobiographical, but you can’t help but wonder.

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