New Short Story – The Visit: Waiting for Death to Call

Photograph by Keith Meatheringham, Dobson Agency Photography

Story by me…

The other day, at the doctor’s, I saw the most touching sight. Two very old men entered the surgery, bent over double, barely able to walk… and holding hands, literally keeping each other up. This sign of friendship made me want to weep. And it got me thinking about the physical effort required by the very old just to move a few metres, and how their past youth is hidden away from our eyes, impossible to guess behind frail bodies. So here’s a story about an old man at home, waiting to die, who receives a visit that will require him to dig deep into his past…

Click on to the THE VISIT below to read this short story with a twist!