Old Man

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Imagine an old man in a dilapidated old house, strewn about him are countless bottles of Jack Daniel's intermingled with food remnants, discarded cigarette butts and packages, and pictures of family past.

Submitted: August 09, 2016

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Like for me I imagine an old man in a dilapidated old house, strewn about him are countless bottles of Jack Daniel's intermingled with food remnants, discarded cigarette butts and packages, and pictures of family past. He draws his last cigarette from bis pack and begins to light it up, as he takes a long draw he leans back, the television in front of him having returned to its normal static. He continues smoking until he starts wheezing and coughing in one of his normal episodes, though after a few minutes he realizes that this is more serious and reaches for a long disconnected home phone, having been able to not pay it he kept it mostly for decoration. As he drops the receiver in agony, still having away and wheezing he trys to stand, his old decrepit legs barely hold him up as he makes his way to the door, about halfway there he trips. He lands with a loud thud his bony dog rushing over to give him a reassuring lick, he pushes the dog away in anger and keeps wheezing the and coughing. He dies from an asthma attack after several failed attempts to get up.


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