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Henry David Thoreau said it best.
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Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going over or under the word count.)
Make every word count.
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Word Count: 98
Dad was my first hero. Nobody surpassed him when it came to making up silly stories and songs. His lap was my throne.
After cancer took Mom, he deteriorated into a frail, lonely old man who depended on our daily phone chats.
“You didn’t call.”
“The kids were nuts this morning.”
“Your line was busy.”
“You don’t care.”
“I’ll be by this afternoon, Dad.”
Hours later, I found him lying on the sofa, mouth agape and eyes half-open. Stunned and filled with regret, I dialed 911.
Thirty years later, I still long to hear his voice.
Robert Edward Wisoff