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Creative writing - Goodbye, Gregory.

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October 26, 2003 Lianne Chan 11 HK Goodbye, Gregory I took a dollar out of my bag and dropped it into the pay phone that stood in the corner of the restaurant. As I dialed my family's phone number, I said a silent prayer of hope. Hope that Gregory wasn't in any pain. Hope that his cancer had miraculously disappeared while I was out. "Hello?" It was Mrs. Saunders, our neighbor. Why is she there? I wondered. "Hi, Mrs. Saunders," I said, my heart lurching. "It's Madeline. I wanted to check in and see how my brother was doing." There was a pause. "Your parents took him to the hospital," she said finally. " I came over so that I could tell you when you got home." ...read more.


"No, I don't think so, Madeline," the doctor answered. "We've done everything we can, and Gregory has put up a brave fight. But sometimes these diseases are too powerful to overcome." Gregory was going to die. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But soon. And there was nothing I could do about it. I couldn't even cry right now. I had to be strong for my mom and dad, and I knew Gregory wouldn't want to spend his last days with us being complete basket cases. We had to make every minute count. I thought quietly, biting my lip to hold back the tears. My world was splintering into a million tiny pieces. It was cracking apart, like a precious Ming vase smashing against a tiled floor. ...read more.


Mother's voice was barely above a whisper, but she managed to smile as she leaned over to kiss him lightly on the cheek. Gregory's eyes were full of gravity as he gazed at them. "I know what's happening," he said. "I can feel it" "We're right here with you, Brother. We're not going anywhere I whispered. He nodded. " I wanted you all to know how much I love you," he whispered. "I've had the best parents and the best sister that ever were. It's been a wonderful fulfilling life." "We love you, Gregory," I told him. "You've been the best brother any girl could have. And you'll always be my brother-forever." As we clung to him, Gregory closed his eyes. In a few seconds his breathing quieted...and then it stopped altogether. Beside them a monitor began to beep. Dr. Ziegler stepped out of the shadows and switched off the monitor. "He's gone." "Good bye, Gregory, Goodbye." --682 Words ...read more.

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