Wednesday's Three Word Wednesday

The words over at Three Word Wednesday are ache, difference and suffer. Let’s keep this little ditty to 100 words.

Medicare Denied, Existing Condition
Eldon Peele cast quick, wary eyes outside his window, the drapes scrunched into a balaclava to hide his features.
“So Much To Suffer” was scrawled, over and over, across eggshell walls. Blood ran down his arms, pulsed from cuts made by a yellow metal utility knife; the pain kept Peele from passing out.
His heart held the ache of indecision; elevated beats that tried to equalize the tempest of rage that spewed from his cancerous brain.
“That’s the difference!” he screamed to the walls, as he staggered, spun. “I’m the difference!”
Drops of blood made teardrop splatters on markered walls.

11 comments:

Large Marge said...

Right on!

Melody said...

Wow that is so intense, I can feel myself screaming "I'm the difference" inside my mind as I read this over again. Great writing!

missalister said...

This is off-the-charts, is monumental. It’s poignancy screaming, veins popping in all caps.

Quin Browne said...

you know i loves a good last line...


i adore this one.

pjd said...

As always, a big fan of yours. Though I'm not sure this really qualifies as a "little ditty"...

angel said...

WOW! That was powerful, and sad because it's true.

Judy said...

As has already been said... very powerful. Good job, and thanks for stopping by!

tumblewords said...

The power in this piece is indelible. Its poignancy is played out daily. Your drabbles are always strong.

Lucy said...

wo! quite intense Mr. Thom! Give that man some damn insurance!

Amarettogirl said...

gosh that was powerful. I'm so curious and intrigued but the brevity of it was a perfect punch! thank you for sharing and making 3ww a place i can count on for the written word.

Linda Jacobs said...

Oh, this makes me want to punch some insurance company! So sad! So unnecesary!