Bald Million Dollar Baby

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HUMOUR. FLASH FICTION. SOME PEOPLE HAVE NO PATIENCE!

Submitted: June 21, 2018

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Bald Million Dollar Baby

 

  The old man accused the nursing home of cruelty, of keeping

his mother alive too long. He yelled at the sister in charge, "You

just want her to reach a hundred! It's good P R! She'll have

her photo in the paper, and she'll get a telegram, or maybe an

e-mail from the Queen, that's if the Queen's on the internet,

and you can take all the credit! You don't care if you're prolonging

her suffering, you just want her to stay in a state of suspended

animation!

  You don't care if she screams her head off day in, day out, and 

no-one can decide if it's from pain or from dementia, no you just

want her to be around as long as possible, but it's not right you

know keeping her alive this long, it's not right!

  Thank God I didn't agree with you that she needed to be tube

feed. And besides she's worth a bit of money. Look at her curled 

up like a toothless new born. She's my bald million dollar baby, 

but she can't fight her way of the canvas with this one. So why 

don't you throw in the towel. I'm due to inherit, it's not that I'm

greedy, but my days are numbered too. If you don't change your

ways you'll be reading my name to her in the death notices!"

 


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