100 Word Story – Chest Pains (Part One)

There are things in life that are just destined or determined to be out of our control. Evolution is always going to happen, whether or not humans or animals had any major influence in the course of something changing over time. Human genetics and DNA are predetermined, from what our physical appearance will be at birth, all the way to whether we get cancer or not.

There are just some things that are meant to be out of our control, whether we like it or not.

And sometimes, personal suffering and the suffering of others will be determined for us as well. The best we can do is hope for the best and believe that we’ll live against all odds. If we live, then it was already in the cards. If we die and parish…

It was expected.


A violent chain of coughs hit out of nowhere. I pounded on my chest to try and break up whatever was stuck inside, but more coughing came out. I went over to the little water fountain and took long sips to help cool my chest.

I pulled back to catch my breath, “It seems like this only has been getting worse and worse.”

After having my drink of water, I heard somebody call out my name. I turned around and saw a tanned woman in dark blue scrubs looking around the waiting area. She called my name again.

“Right here.”


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