100 Word Challenge for Grown-Ups, week 39
A nice straightforward one this week. Prompt shown in bold.
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The scented, white sheets formed a soft envelope around her. She looked peaceful and serene with no sign of the pain inside which had ravaged her body for months. The family surrounded the bed, watching her chest rise and fall – the interval growing ever wider. Then, she was looking down at them, as if floating somewhere overhead. There was warmth and light as she watched proceedings below, those she loved around the bed, silent.
‘I’m exhausted. Shut the door behind you…..’ she whispered with a sigh.
She held herself back momentarily as they watched her lifeless body, realisation dawning, and began to weep for their terrible loss.