Bed Rest


Photo: Copyright Björn Brudberg


“Mikey! Time to get up! No? Just lay there then. I’ve been ‘blessed’ with the laziest son in the world! Your house won’t finish itself, you know. If you think I’m building it all by myself, you’d better think again, Sunshine.

I’ve bought us a new metal ladder. That old wooden one that broke, I’ve chopped it up for firewood. You should have seen it burn!

Well, I’m going to get myself a nice cuppa. You want one? You can just nod, you know. Or blink. The doctor says you can hear me. Please Mikey, squeeze my hand! Just once.”


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18 thoughts on “Bed Rest

  1. This is awesome writing-started on a normal note and sounded like a typical motherly monologue/nagging till you hit us in the gut with that last line-poignant!

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