Posts by margaretkarmazin

One Blink for Yes

By on Apr 13, 2010 in Fiction | Comments Off

Two thousand, six hundred and forty-eight days.  That’s how long I’ve been here, lambskin under my ass, tubes in my trachea and stomach.  Numb everywhere except part of my face.  The only things I move are my eyes.  I must have the most muscular eyes on earth. The door to my room opens onto one end of the nurses’ station.  I live in Canwell House, a division of Truman General that spans several city blocks.  Canwell is a nursing home for hopeless cases, of which I, Charlie Jack, am one. Nurse Rosa Matuda walks in, checks my stomach tube, then hooks in my...

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