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Jak’s Writing Challenge: Cimmy the Dog

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Cimmy’s Stories is my wife’s other blog. This post and the writing exercise she refers to are based on my frequent, wistful wishes for a therapy/service dog for myself and our son.

Cimmy's Stories

My husband, jaklumen, left a comment challenging me to expand on an idea I wrote about in a previous exercise.  This is the result.  It’s a bit long.  If you can get all the way through it, let me know what you think in the comments section below.  I may post a further story continuing my adventures in this role.  Who knows?


I am tired and fall asleep. Then there is brightness, a shrill noise and suddenly I am looking down at my body in the hospital ICU, all my tiredness gone. Doctors begin running in. I barely hear them. Instead, my attention is drawn to the figure standing beside me, glowing like a young sun.

“You have to go back,” he says. “They still need you.”

“This body is wrecked,” I reply. “How can I go back?”

“You are being reincarnated into a new body,” he smiles…

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Wherever you see "jaklumen", that's me. The username is still unique as of 2016, so it's just me, and only me. It's the real me, because I'm bad at faking otherwise.

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