Flash Fiction #13 – Blink

They say being buried alive is the scariest thing. 



It’s being trapped in your own body, 

having your parents squeezing your hand, 

praying to a God they don’t believe in — 

not knowing you’re in there trying to respond.


The doctor urged my parents to pull the plug 

many times. 

They always refused. 

But this time they listen, 

ask questions. 


They wait for him to leave 

and squeeze my hand one last time. 

One last time because I lock eyes with my mom 

and blink  

I blink.

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