Prompt: The truth is I'm worth nothing to her alive.
I slowly come to my senses and become aware of a hand stroking mine. My heart leaps.
She’s been here every day, holding my hand and speaking encouraging words as if she knows I can hear her.
I want to leap from my bed, hold her close. I want to tell her once again how much I love her.
The doctors have suggested removing life support, but she refuses to consider it. I can’t help but think how the life insurance would help her. Help our children.
But she won’t let me die.
I don’t deserve her.
I never did.
*Flash Fiction is fiction under a thousand words. I participate in a weekly prompt that's limited to a mere one hundred words. That's crazy short. You can check out the other participants' stories via their links on the WonHundred Word Wednesdays Facebook page here.*