By Editors of Writer's Digest
The editors of Writer's Digest are happy to percentage with you the profitable entries in each one classification of the eightieth Annual Writer's Digest Writing festival, besides the Grand Prize-winning tale, Boy Witch, via John T. Biggs.
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Well,” she says, “I was going to say… you just spoke about your father’s condition without a moment’s hesitation. You sounded very knowledgeable; I thought you might have wanted to… follow in his footsteps. Become a doctor. But after events like that—”. At this point she nods her head to an invisible image of my dad and Colleen having passionate sex in the right hand corner of the room, “I…” she sighs. ” “That’s because I won‘t,” I say, avoiding her eyes. ” she asks. I could say what I’m thinking.
Dammit. As I get up, I make sure to spend as much time as possible. I drag my feet on the floor and make my way up to the desk, attempting not to trip over my shoelaces. ” I say quietly to the woman at the front desk. The nurse looks up and smiles wider than is necessary. I suppose sick people like to see that. Especially if they’re terminal. ” The dancing light that suddenly appears in her eyes makes me wonder how young I really look. I straighten up. ” The nurse’s smile grows to monstrous proportions; she looks positively insane.
You’re sick,” I say, unable to control the waver in my voice. “You’re actually sick. I was wrong. ” I storm out of the room, running faster then I should be in a hospital. I don’t hear him calling me. Why would he? It would make him seem desperate. I run outside the hospital doors. It’s shockingly nice day, and I forget for a moment why I had been inside. ”Mark asks, placing a hand on my shoulder. I look up, blinking away the sleep that’s slowly overpowering my eyes. The light in the locker room is dim.
80th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition Collection by Editors of Writer's Digest