FOLLOW THE LIGHT
by Claude Grey
Three weeks after a mistake in her cancer surgery, Elena is still in a coma. While her husband and family run around suing the hospital, the surgeon, the nurses and the anaesthetist, Elena cannot communicate with them. They can’t know her wishes about resuscitation, life-support and extraordinary measures, but assume she’ll want them used because she’s only forty-five.
Although she can’t hear them argue, Elena doesn’t particularly want to return to angry, litigious relatives.
She can hear soft music, and a sweet voice singing, “Follow the light, my darling, follow the light.” She can also see... she can see a grove of green and golden trees, lit from without and from within by an ethereal light.
Author Claude Grey goes into the light along with Elena, and discloses what she found there in distinctive, daring prose. A compelling read, an astonishing conclusion.
150 words including title and byline
In this new writing meme, Lisa Ricard Claro of Writing in the Buff challenges us to look at the photo she provides, and use the inspiration from it to compose a "blurb" for the back cover of a "book" illustrated by the photo. Limit: 150 words or less.
Posted for Book Blurb Friday #2
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