The Silver Lining

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Chapter 7 - Grace Before

Dear diary,

The alarm woke me this morning, but I haven’t been able to leave the bed. As soon as I heard it beep, I jolted upright and instantly regretted moving so fast.

My muscles still ache with pain. The cancer eats away at me. Every hour, every minute, every second, it grows and spreads. It’s like living in a house with parasites you can never catch. Except the house is my own body. Some days, I yearn for death. To be free from the hurt. Then I remember, and there is nothing else I can think about. I never speak of it, but it is always there, caught at the back of my throat like a fly entangled in a spider’s web. The lies. The betrayal.

I don’t know what I find more crippling – the cancer or him.

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