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Today’s story is one that could have been written in several ways.

But somehow the reality behind it made me keep it as real as possible.

It’s ironic how we say that fiction can be so unbelievable.

It appears reality is the cherry upon this bizarre assumption.

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Dementia. It took great-granny from us. She lived with it for four years and it slowly consumed her. By the time she passed away, there was little left to her. She was a crumpled figure cruelly hollowed out and emptied. But she was still great-granny. A woman who had left her cheerful mark upon us […]

They Blew Up Great-Granny by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores

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20 Comments on “They Blew Up Great-Granny by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores – Flash Fiction Story

  1. Another powerful piece of writing, Terveen. I read the linked article on, ‘The Body Trade,’ and although it was shocking I can’t say I was surprised. It seems in this age, where profit is concerned, there is no moral compass.

    • Thanks for reading and sharing your view, Davy. I do agree, though shocking, it does seem to be in the league of these greedy and unethical times.

  2. I think I vaguely heard about a story of body parts a while ago. Just to think of it make me cringe. Everything can be commercialized in this profit-driven world. It is really frightening.

    • It’s frightening and sickening. Illegal trade of body parts is bad enough, now blowing bodies up is despicable. Thanks for reading, Haoyan..

  3. Horrifying. I was naively unware of this incredibly obscene and unethical practice. I was initially entranced by the story’s focus on dementia since it runs on both sides of my family and it could very well be my own fate, and then the story took a sinister turn… Thanks for another well written and thoughtful tale, Terveen, and for giving many of us a wake-up call. This is so disturbing on so many levels.

    • Thanks so much for reading, Mike. Familiar with the immense struggles related to dementia, you could well understand the horror the family must have felt upon learning that their wishes weren’t honored and that a loved one was used for an army experiment. This is wrong, wrong, and wrong! Just had to share it with all of you.

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