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“The biopsy came back conclusive. You have hepatic carcinoma… cancer, I’m afraid.”

David drove home slowly after his appointment. When he was all alone at home in his empty condo, the reality finally sank in. He opened the drapes of the glass door and looked out at the blue waters and cloud-flecked sky. Cars, boats, planes, people, birds… all going about their usual lives. Inside himself he felt a heavy surge of gravity, like concrete forming in the pit of his stomach, pulling him down to the floor as he sobbed. He cried until the sun angled lower and warmed his shoulders.

From The Sky Calls, coming in September, 2018.

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