#FF — last dessert

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It was Lana’s second week at the hospice center. Her loss of appetite didn’t help her choke down small bits of the ill-prepared special diet prescribed for her condition. The morphine drip eased the pain but it didn’t kill her craving for one more bowl of butter pecan ice cream.

Jimmy promised he’d bring some, but Jimmy promised a lot of things. Her hope dimmed and her stats waned. Maybe heaven had ice cream?

Then – there he was. Her Jimmy. Holding a paper sack in the doorway. His brightest smile.

I told ya I’d bring it, mum.”

 

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the gracious host of Friday Fictioneers.

42 Comments Add yours

  1. I am glad that Jimmy made it back in time.

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  2. Sadje says:

    Aww, so nice of him.

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  3. badfinger20 says:

    I’m glad Jimmy came through…sad one though.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I was crying when I wrote it 😦

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      1. badfinger20 says:

        I can see why.

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  4. neilmacdon says:

    It’s not a bad way to go

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  5. Anita says:

    Hope she had the ice-cream that Jimmy got for her.
    May wishes come true!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hope so also, Anita 🙂

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  6. Gina says:

    I hope he remembered the flavour she loved.

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  7. If she’s already in hospice, I gather that whatever she fancies should be fine enough … Sad and real, this one. When one of my friends no longer wanted dessert (and she’d always LOVED dessert), we knew that she was nearing her last days. Here’s to ice-cream and indulgences, even and perhaps especially during the ends of times.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for your sensitive comment, Na’ama.

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      1. 🙂 Good topic for discussion and comments!

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  8. Iain Kelly says:

    Thank you Jimmy, not a bad way to go.

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  9. plaridel says:

    a promise made, a promise kept. what a wonderful story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Plaridel. Sorry for the delay in response. I found your comment in my spam folder.

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  10. pennygadd51 says:

    I hope she enjoyed every mouthful of the ice cream. A great way to approach your end!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Penny, thank you very much.

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  11. draliman says:

    Quite sad, but she got her last taste of ice cream.

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  12. Sandra says:

    Heartwarming But sad.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sandra.

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  13. granonine says:

    This is so heartwarming! When our loved ones are dying, I think it’s important to give them whatever they crave.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda, yes it is. Thanks for your heartwarming comment.

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  14. Such a touching tale.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Keith.

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  15. susanmehr says:

    Good one Jimmy. Beautiful.

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  16. tedstrutz says:

    This is such a good story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ted.

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  17. James McEwan says:

    the simple things can overcome so much pain. Nicely done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      James, thank you.

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  18. Oh, I love this one and so well written too!! I’m glad Jimmy kept his word, and surely there is ice cream in heaven. =)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Thanks Brenda 🙂

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  19. subroto says:

    She got her wish in the end, sad and touching story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for reading and commenting, Subroto.

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  20. I would have thought that a real hospice would have brought her all the ice-cream she wanted…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      She is on a special diet. I’m sure they consider ice cream bad for her health. I disagree; especially when Jimmy brings it.

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  21. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh this is so lovely its heartbreaking

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Laurie.

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  22. I work in a hospital…this just killed me!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh no I’m sure you’ve seen this before 😦 I just remember loved ones in the hospital and how much those little things mean to them.

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