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Pages and love…

This weeks Five Sentence Fiction prompt is,
Pages

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The early morning meeting with the specialist had been difficult leaving her depressed and cold with despair.  At home  now, sitting in her chair she dried her eyes and picked up the book she had started reading last  night.  Books were the one thing that never hurt her, never left her feeling empty and lonely.  She found such pleasure, almost a sensual pleasure in a book; seeing it waiting there to be picked up, the holding of it, the feel and smell of the paper, hearing the whisper of the turning pages, the  words carrying her away from her troubled life.  She will spend all of her time in the company of  her love now and will remember the pleasure and beauty of it later, when the disease finishes its evil work and leaves her without sight.

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