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It is time for another edition of Mondays Finish the Story! This flash fiction challenge asks that the writer complete a story of 100-150 words, using the opening line as provided (in bold and italicized letters), and that the story goes with the photo prompt. I hope that you enjoy my story entitled “She Could Do It.”

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

“Arriving at the beach, she reflected on her life.” She listened to the waves as they came in. Closing her eyes, she listened to the sounds of the water battering against the beach.

She just had to get away from it all to think. She did all the right things. She ate the right foods, avoided the excess of alcohol, and drank tea instead of coffee. She had lost twenty-five pounds, and discovered that most of the glands in her body were swollen, making her uncomfortable.

The diagnosis was cancer, and she was told that she had it for years by the look of things. She felt the lump forming in the back of her throat. She had to make a choice of either going through chemotherapy or not.

During her life, her Mom showed her by example what it was to have a will to live. Her Mom was given five years  and she survived cancer for thirty-seven years now. If her Mom could do it and survive, then so could she!

Her choice

Her choice

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A slight bit over on the word count!  Thank you for stopping by today for a quick read!

Be well… ^..^

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