0 as in nothing

Non-existent. Not present. Zero. What more is there to say, but, my countdown is finally over. I needn’t count down anymore. Zero. Is it possible to count any lower? Isn’t that usually where it ends, or was that supposed to be one? Zero, that is after the white light. The life after that? Or is [...]

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1 as in the number of times I went into shock

I was fine. I was telling my mother how beautiful her dress was. I was looking at her hands, with chipped nail polish on her nails. She had been rejecting her looks. She always believed that no matter what, looking good should at least be second priority. I guess, when you had a dying son, [...]