Stephanie over at ‘BeKindRewrite‘ is once again hosting ‘Voice Week’ – “Voice Week is an experimental writing challenge to help us stretch our versatility in voice and tone. Each Voice Week participant writes five versions of the same story – from five different points of view. Then, October 1 through 5, we post, compare, sharpen, and grow.”
Here is my 100 word story for Day 1 and my first voice.
The Hospital Bed
Look at them, stood round his bed as if they cared. All that sniffling, those crocodile tears, makes me want to puke. When he was fit and healthy they all hated the bastard, now he’s at death’s door, they can’t keep away. The sooner they switch off that bloody life support machine the better. Can’t think what’s stopping them, it’s not like he’s going to make some sort of miraculous recovery. His brains knackered, so let’s get it over and done with and move on. The sooner Uncle Jimmy’s in the ground the sooner I get my hands on his money.