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LITERATI!

The L-Tryptophan kicked in a little early! But the entries have rolled in! With butter, too!

Here, we present Jon Tobias’:

CHAIRS TOO BIG TO FIT IN

“Does it feel like getting ready to jump into the pool?” Eli’s feet dangle over the edge of his chair.

“It feels more like wanting to fall asleep and fighting it because there are more things to see.”

“Like what?”

“Maybe just smile for me one more time, baby boy.”

He wipes chocolate off his lips first.

“That’s beautiful. Now leave. I’ve never done this before, and I want to do it right the first time.”

“Is this like my goldfish?”

“Yes, because you love every one the same. You’ll love someone the same as you love me.”

“Okay, Grandma.”

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5 comments

  1. The story is astounding. The right to end one’s life is private but does not mean there are loving words of advice for the child.
    A pure bullet through the heart. Bravo. (Happy Holiday, Jon.)

    • The story is astounding. The right to end one’s life is private but does not mean there are not loving words of advice for the child.
      A pure bullet through the heart. Bravo. (Happy Holiday, Jon.)

  2. Diane says:

    Astounding!!! I don’t know what else to say Jon. An extraordinary conversation of a reality that will have resounding impact on the child in years to come but doesn’t realize yet what it is now – just love for Grandma. Wow.

  3. Mary Willmont says:

    Dying–an uncomfortable conversation for many, a final destination for all, and as much a mystery as life to most. Very well presented.

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