When you’ve done all you can do… stand. Sometimes you have to drive a stake into the ground and tell the enemy, No More!
I spin the sword in my hand and thrust upward blocking a side down stroke. I drop to my feet and spin lightning fast dropping my sword from the interlock flashing it out in a series of ghost moves until I see an opening. My opponent tries to parry my false thrust and is met by a sword rushing at him in a different direction slipping through his armor and plunging deep…
As my husband delivered the doctor’s report, all I could think was, “NO! Not again! Please, no… “
Just a week before, I sat in the surgical waiting room as the surgeon assured me he had gotten clean margins as he took a biopsy. Something in me knew then what the result would be. [more]