Due to budget cuts Be the Boy has moved to Summer Blogging hours. Details can be found here but here’s another story in 100 words or less.
The Darkest Days of Bright Sunshine
When she was diagnosed and decided against treatment I promised to visit. On the last day of school she mailed me $10 with a note reminding me of my promise but I spent the summer avoiding her because I was only 12 and unable to control my anger. I knew she was not responsible for the destructive and grotesque impulses of her adult child but I was young and unable to say goodbye without saying; “I wish this was happening to him instead of you.” Instead, I held in my goodbye until she couldn’t hear me anymore.