‘It’s time.’

The nurse gestures towards the door and I enter apprehensively.

Tubes and wires sprout like a bizarre garden all over her body.

‘Oh, Grandma…’

She lifts her arm, weakly, and I settle beside the bed, clasping her crumpled hand between both of mine. She smiles.

‘Hi, sweetie.’

They flick the switch.

‘Transference is complete,’ says the nurse.


She hands me a memory card and I gaze sadly at my grandma’s lifeless body. In the corridor, I plug the card into my phone and activate the program. As promised, it rings instantly.

‘Hello?’ I answer, incredulously.

‘Hi, sweetie.’

Written by Alanah Andrews

2017-09-14T12:00:00+00:00 100 Word Stories, Alanah Andrews, Family|

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