I started taking up the 100 Word Weekly Challenge on Laurence Simon’s bloggy. This week’s challenge was “Always.” Although I wrote two other pieces for this challenge, this one is my favorite.
The tumor on my back has grown so large that it hurts to even breath, much less move a muscle. It feeds off of my body – dissolving tissues and draining my blood until I’ve nothing left. Its weight, as it grows and grows, crushes my bones and leaves me a crippled husk.
This is the cost of my promise. Years ago, when the tumor was broken and helpless, I gave way to pity, which became adoration.
“I promise that I will love and cherish you forever. I will never leave you.”
I’m a person who keeps my promises.