Title: Six Degrees
Genre: Fiction/ General fiction
Author: Rae Stoltenkamp
Length: 50 pages
Publication date: 14 August 2020
Link to buy: http://raestoltenkamp.com/book/six-degrees-2
Extract from Six Degrees (page 31 of 50)
I’m dying. Arthur doesn’t like me being so blunt. I don’t see the point in prevaricating. We’ve known for a year and a half.
But Arthur is constantly in search of that next miracle cure. If ever I doubted my husband’s love for me, I’ll never do so again.
“I was talking to Franklin and he says there’s a new type of cancer treatment he thinks would be good for you.” This just after cupping my face to kiss me hello. I relish all the new found physical affection from him.
“Arthur, why are we fighting this?”
He ignores my question, keeps going. “I’m not talking about medication Rowena. A nurse will come to the house to make sure you have everything you need, keep you comfortable.”
“Arthur, a stranger, seeing me like this? I can’t do it.”
Robert got in from school two days later and found me cleaning up the couch. I changed my mind. I hated that I’d not been able to make it to the bathroom in time. I hated the shame of it. But most of all I hated the shut-down look on Robert face.
I agreed to meet the nurse from the Macmillan project.
I’ve been going along with most of Arthur’s mad schemes because a part of me is fighting the inevitable and I don’t want to leave my beautiful boy. Every day he shows me sides of himself which ease the pain filled hours.
But I fear for him, wonder if he’ll be strong enough to deal with more death. He’s already met the shadow too many times.
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