Lot in Life

Detailed 5-7 page story over the following prompt:

“It is the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and you’re sitting down to enjoy leftovers for dinner when the phone rings. It is your son’s father-in-law. You get a sickening feeling in your stomach. When you answer the phone, you can tell he is in tears. He states he has some bad news, your son died by suicide earlier that day. Your first reaction is to drop the phone and start crying, not believing that this has happened. Surely this is just a bad dream or a sick practical joke. You are angry at your son for leaving you and angry at God for taking him instead of you. You are also angry at your daughter-in-law because she probably did something to drive your son to do this. You ask God why He took your son instead of you. In the following weeks, you are sad and crying often, feeling emotionally numb. As one year since the loss of your son rolls around, you still can’t believe he’s really gone, but you start to accept that life has moved on, so you should too.”

It is supposed to be written in 1st person as if writer was a Hispanic woman whose son just committed suicide. Writer is supposed to detail the whole grief process and steps towards acceptance.

Lot in Life

Detailed 5-7 page story over the following prompt:

“It is the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and you’re sitting down to enjoy leftovers for dinner when the phone rings. It is your son’s father-in-law. You get a sickening feeling in your stomach. When you answer the phone, you can tell he is in tears. He states he has some bad news, your son died by suicide earlier that day. Your first reaction is to drop the phone and start crying, not believing that this has happened. Surely this is just a bad dream or a sick practical joke. You are angry at your son for leaving you and angry at God for taking him instead of you. You are also angry at your daughter-in-law because she probably did something to drive your son to do this. You ask God why He took your son instead of you. In the following weeks, you are sad and crying often, feeling emotionally numb. As one year since the loss of your son rolls around, you still can’t believe he’s really gone, but you start to accept that life has moved on, so you should too.”

It is supposed to be written in 1st person as if writer was a Hispanic woman whose son just committed suicide. Writer is supposed to detail the whole grief process and steps towards acceptance.

Lot in Life

Detailed 5-7 page story over the following prompt:

“It is the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and you’re sitting down to enjoy leftovers for dinner when the phone rings. It is your son’s father-in-law. You get a sickening feeling in your stomach. When you answer the phone, you can tell he is in tears. He states he has some bad news, your son died by suicide earlier that day. Your first reaction is to drop the phone and start crying, not believing that this has happened. Surely this is just a bad dream or a sick practical joke. You are angry at your son for leaving you and angry at God for taking him instead of you. You are also angry at your daughter-in-law because she probably did something to drive your son to do this. You ask God why He took your son instead of you. In the following weeks, you are sad and crying often, feeling emotionally numb. As one year since the loss of your son rolls around, you still can’t believe he’s really gone, but you start to accept that life has moved on, so you should too.”

It is supposed to be written in 1st person as if writer was a Hispanic woman whose son just committed suicide. Writer is supposed to detail the whole grief process and steps towards acceptance.