Struggle For Life

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"Hello?  Kris answers with a sleepy voice. Her throat has not yet been cleared. She has obviously been awakened.

"Hey. Sorry to call so early. I'm not feeling well and I don't want to be alone right now,  I said crying. Kris's voice is cleared now and has a hint of worry to it.

"What's wrong?  She asks.

"I think I took too many aspirin. 

"Well... How many did you take? 

"Please do not tell your mom. 

Click. Twenty minutes later there is a knocking sound at my front door. The dog runs past me to answer with his barking. I'm halfway dressed-just pajama pants and a t-shirt, hair up and out from having been slept in. Too shaky to get dressed, I answer the door to see Kris's face filled with dread. She says, "We're taking you to the hospital.  I can't hear her over the ringing in my ears.

I'm in the backseat of the car on the way to the ho... Continue Reading