100 Word Story – Chest Pains (Part Three)

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.


Julia wanted to come along for today’s test results. When we made our vows, Julia took them more seriously than anybody else in the world. For literal better or worse, she wanted to be there.

She grabbed my hand and held it tight as she kissed my cheek, “We’re going to get through this together.”

I smiled at her, feeling reassured from her confidence, “Thanks, babe.”

Doctor Lopez walked in, my medical file in hand. She sat down in the swivel chair at the desk and paused for a moment. After taking a slow, deep breath, she looked at me.


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