Thursday, 9 January 2014

The Will to Live.

'Miss Grant', asked the pretty reporter seated across her, 'what gives you the will to live?'

She looked at the heap of bouquets and congratulatory messages on her table. She thought of the jubilant face of her lawyer and the camera flashes when she was taken out of the courtroom. They had won the case against this giant truck company and the jury had awarded her ten million dollars in compensation.

A wry smile spread across her face as she thought of all that money could buy- diamonds she would never wear, cars she would never drive and tours she would never take. She thought of the accident an year ago, when the runaway truck had run her over. All her limbs had to be amputated. Every moment had been a battle then on.

' The fact that I cannot even kill myself' , she answered.