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Illness And Solitude

Drabble Drop : Spiritualise

By Colleen Millsteed Published 28 days ago 1 min read
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Bedridden for the last three years has been a challenge for poor Alastair, but he’s come this far and intends to continue the fight. He has lived longer than the initial prediction.

A nurse comes in once a day to assist him with his hygiene needs, cooks his meals, gives comfort and helps with anything else he needs. Other than this kind soul, Alastair is alone.

Illness and solitude has done much to exalt and spiritualise Alastair’s mind.

Now he just needs to ensure nobody finds out there’s nothing actually wrong with him, he just adores the pity and attention.

I was challenged to write a drabble of the word ‘spiritualised'.

Wikipedia defines a drabble as follows :

A drabble is a short work of fiction of precisely one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space.

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About the Creator

Colleen Millsteed

My first love is poetry — it’s like a desperate need to write, to free up space in my mind, to escape the constant noise in my head. Most of the time the poems write themselves — I’m just the conduit holding the metaphorical pen.

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  • Cathy holmes27 days ago

    Lol. He needs to get out more.

  • Omgggg, that twist! Like whatttttt???? Alastair is a psychopath, lol! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • An excellent drabble. I luv the concept of a drabble!

  • Babs Iverson28 days ago

    Terrific twist at the end!!! Love it!!!❤️❤️💕

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