100 Drabbles of Summer – 89. Numb

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89 Numb

The weirdest thing was the numbness.  All these large patches of skin, or what used to be skin, that suddenly had no feeling.  I would be lying in my hospital bed when it would occur to me that I couldn’t feel the place above the right side of my rib cage.  I would run my fingers over it, and though it was like my brain knew I was supposed to feel pain, I wouldn’t feel a thing. 

At first I wasn’t able to think about it too much.  The idea of losing sensation was scary, but forever?  That was worse. 

Jason Vilnas.  Original character.

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