--RosieOnTheRun (from reality)-- (United Kingdom) published:
PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2019
1 My traitor heart
Seeking Peer Reviews
I ran today, against doctor's orders.
When I got home my mother, flustered, busy, coping, did the basic checks (my heart rate, breathing etc.) and hugged me hard.
My father, silent, stressed, cracking, told me off then turned away with a sob.
My brother, 14, moody, normal, put down his phone with shaking hands.
He must have seen something in my eyes, because he said; `There's still time sis, you’re on the waiting...
about 22 hours ago