Sunday, September 17, 2017

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Post 1603. Sunday September 17



My doctor said there was nothing more he could do. Just a matter of time he said. My clock was winding down!

Tick-tock-tick-tock.

Only one thing for it I thought, I’ll make one of those lists, bucket lists or whatever they’re called. And I did.

Great Wall of China. Tick. Parachute jump. Tick. Half marathon. Tick. Tallest building in the world. Tick. You name it, I’ve done it!

It’s my birthday today and there is just one thing left to tick off. I’m doing it at midday precisely. It’s like a bungee jump except there’s no cable attached to the bridge. A few seconds to go.

Tick-tock-tick-tock-ti………...



Word count 107


This week's inspirational photo prompt is provided by John Robinson.



30 comments:

  1. Hi Keith - a decision made ... he (you) made the date and time: I hope not ... but yes good story. Cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary. It was definitely him not me! Thanks

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    1. It was what he wanted, so at least he went contentedly. Cheers Denise

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    1. There are similarities although in his case he's not playing a game. Thanks Reena

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  4. Too fatalistic for my taste -- come on, man, if you can manage to jump off a bridge, then you can still see one more city, tour one more historic site, read one more book, have one more fascinating conversation!

    Nicely written though; I like the clock theme.

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    1. I did try to tell him Joy! Thanks so much.

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  5. Reminds me a little of the old Run for Your Life TV show, except Paul Bryan (Ben Gazzara) had his life extended to a third season because the program was so popular.

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    1. Sadly my chaps demise was somewhat more final. Cheers James

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  6. Great take and a great way to end. Well done!

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  7. Excellent... you were right. Jumping off bridges was on both our minds :)

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    1. What does that say about us Vivian? !!

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  8. Too difficult to digest this adventure! What a tale and what a spin off!
    - Anagha From Team MocktailMommies

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    1. At least my tale had an ending this time, and as far as he was concerned it was the one he weanted. Cheers Anagha.

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  9. Don't think he can tick off bungee jump.
    Just bun...

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  10. Well THAT'S a little depressing. Why not just curl up under a tree with a picnic hamper and a six pack and wait it out? ;)

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    1. That would not have been as adventurous for him, although for me your suggestion would be far more accepable!

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  11. What a fatalistic tale. Hope he did it happily. But well written story, Keith.

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    1. It was the way he wanted to go. Thanks so much neel

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  12. I think he took a very wise decision to go the way he wanted not wasting away in a hospital. Very well written Keith

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  13. I guess that would be the end to his bucket list. He approached it with great cheer.

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  14. At least he went on his terms. good story Keith

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    1. Indeed he did. Thanks for your inspirational picture which sent us in lots of different directions.

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