For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 3 March 2017
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
“Don’t let Anna come visit me,” Charles told his daughter Elsa.
“But dad. You‘re her hero.”
“Dammit. I don’t want her to remember me like this.”
Anna was his granddaughter. A retired former Marine, he taught her to be a fighter, to believe in herself, and to face her disability head on.
Confined in the ICU with tubes inserted in his body, he was a shell of his former self. He could no longer be strong for her.
But Anna couldn’t be denied. She went to see him anyway. She was there for him holding his hand as he passed.