Family – George’s Legacy…


March 30, 2018

This week’s prompt is provided by Fatima Fakier Deria.


Yes, this would certainly do, thought George.

George brought his whole family in the garden. They talked for hours, mostly about how much they adore this place, so many memories they’ve made here since they moved here and how they all love their Sunday morning like this.

But, deep down everyone was nervous. Mostly because of the way George insisted on everyone being present today. They were waiting for the news. The news which had the power to change everything.

George paused, stood up, everyone held their breath.

“The test results have arrived, guys. It’s official. I have Lung cancer.”

(100 words)

Lung Cancer is one of the most dangerous cancer. Only 16 percent cases are diagnosed at early stage. Tumour is almost impossible to remove completely and chemo is hard. Major causes include smoking and tobacco consumption.

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18 thoughts on “Family – George’s Legacy…

  1. Poor George. And from the title I wonder if those listening are more concerned about George or what he will leave behind for them.

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    1. When I wrote it, I was thinking a happy family is his legacy, its what he is leaving behind. But the other take would’ve been interesting now that i think of it🤔😅

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  2. Oh, didn’t want to read that last line at all.

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  3. I hope the diagnosis won’t keep them from making more memories.

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  4. So horribly sad. Especially since a friend of mine sent me a message on Monday announcing she was coming to the end of her own life from the same disease…

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    1. Oh! I am so sorry to hear that! 😓

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  5. Not the ending I expected, nor they I suspect.

    Click to read my 99 words!


  6. Inheritance looming large. Nicely done.

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  7. Excellent buildup, and great message.

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  8. You know from the outset that something tragic is going to happen, but you kept the tension right up to the last line. Good job.

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  9. Great build-up of tension and such a sad revelation. My father and two relatives had lung cancer, all died far too early.


    1. It’s a terrible disease! I’m so sorry for your loss.

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  10. From the title I almost expect that they are already waiting to consume the inheritance.

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  11. A sad story, and believable.

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