A story from Thursday, June 28, 2012

Installment Payment

He told a joke at Thanksgiving dinner, but no one understood his words. He died so in bits — easy time payments to Parkison’s hard contract.

7 Critiques to "Installment Payment"

  1. The following was written by Ines Franco Fatzinger on June 28, 2012

    This is heartbreaking.

  2. The following was written by Stacy Post on June 28, 2012

    Powerful emotion, Madeline! Well done!

  3. The following was written by Louisa on June 28, 2012

    Parkinsons robbed him of so much.
    With his death he was free

  4. The following was written by Sandy Bartlett on June 29, 2012

    A tragedy most have shared, and profoundly sad. What an admonition to seize the moment to connect while we can.

  5. The following was written by Stacy Post on June 29, 2012

    My apologies to the author; I commented on the wrong piece. But this one too, is a powerful morsel. Well done!

  6. The following was written by Jan B. on June 30, 2012

    Painful and powerful. An excellent story. “Installment payments” and “hard contract” convey an emotional subject in business-like, unemotional terms; the words become even more powerful. Very well done.

  7. The following was written by David Madrid on June 30, 2012

    This piece evokes a range of emotions. On a happy day of Thanksgiving the first sign of something terribly wrong intrudes. The juxtaposition of Thanksgiving with the ticking time bomb of the cruel inevitability of a debilitating disease elicits sadness and despair for a future changed forever. Yet we can’t ignore the gratitude for the quality of the love shared.