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"I have some news concerning your tests."

Janine sat down nervously in front of the specialist.

"You have a metastisized benevolent cancer."

The words metastisized, and cancer, rang around her mind. Ringing back and forth like the peal of a bell. She started crying.

"Please! Janine, calm down..."

"How... How long do I have?"

"Well... That's just it. Barring serious injury, you've got forever."

"What? What are you saying?"

"It's, er, a benevolent tumour. I've never seen anything like it before, but basically as it spread throughout your body, it's changed your DNA. You're effectively an immortal now. Erm... Congratulations?"

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    Drew Martyn over 4 years ago

    I wonder if by some freak of nature, a chance in a billion, something like this could happen? Fascinating Jeff.

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    Neville Hunt over 4 years ago

    Love the question mark after 'congratulations' and the hesitation...

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    Jeff Taylor over 4 years ago

    Thanks guys. I guess it doesn't really matter what kind of cancer you have, it's still a curse. I don't think that this could ever happen simply because of the nature of the disease itself.

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    T.D. Minor over 4 years ago

    Didn't see that one coming, bravo sir!

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    Jeff Taylor over 4 years ago

    Thanks 😊

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