“How much longer?” he whines.

“Not much,” I smile.

A person dies, and another is born. It seems infinite. It goes on and on and on, not in circles, just keeps going with no end in sight.

“Ugh,” he groans.

Religions and academia give incomplete answers. The world we see is a fraction of the unknown.
It seems infinite.

“Almost done,” I cheer him on.

Some things are finite. Financial resources run out. There are physical limitations. Even my patience has its limit.

I beam at him, taking the blood pressure cuff off of his arm.
He rolls his eyes.



PHOTO PROMPT © Danny Bowman

For Friday Fictioneers – 8th September 2017 and The Daily Post’s daily prompt, Finite.



12 Comments Add yours

  1. yarnspinnerr says:

    Neat. The background thoughts is simply brilliant.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you kindly.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. granonine says:

    Laughed out loud at the end. Beautiful setup, Nelkumi 🙂

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  3. Sandra says:

    I liked the external/internal dialogue structure.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Phew… I’m glad. Thank you.


  4. Dear Nelkumi,

    Perfect title for an interesting story.



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    1. nelkumi says:

      Dear Rochelle,

      I got “infinity” and “life and death” from the prompt. Don’t know why.
      Thank you for dropping by.


  5. Mike says:

    I particularly liked the contemplative thoughts, and the way you placed them within a medical conversation.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. nelkumi says:

      Glad you liked them. Thank you for the visit.


  6. Very well done! It seems they are on a trip, but it’s another trip, philosophical of which he is unaware, but hopefully will grow into. Very thoughtful piece.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you. I appreciate your thoughtful comments.


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