Parting Shot

clipart image of a corpse, lying on a hospital trolley

Thought I’d repost a previous one today, because it seems to fit Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 4 November 2021, offspring, perfectly. This one was first published under the title Codicil on 25 May 2021.

On his death bed, the man, almost spent,
Had his son by his side to augment,
Cried out, nearing his death,
With his very last breath,
“You’re an arse! You’re not getting a cent!”


Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

13 thoughts on “Parting Shot”

  1. LOL that was a bravo. I loved it. I am sure that has happened to some unhappy relative at one time.
    Michele, I know how it feels when I first moved into my new apartment I would be up at 4 or 5 drinking my coffee. Glad I got myself on a more regular schedule, now I get up at 7.

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    1. One of my guilty pleasures is actually a tea I have flown in from America! Mostly I just drink supermarket tea but a friend introduced me to a Bigelow mint tea. It’s mega-expensive in the UK so it is cheaper just to buy it online from Walmart, have it shipped to a warehouse, then have them ship it onto me. That process triples the price of each teabag but still cheaper. You can imagine, when I place an order, it’s, like, $100. I buy hopefully a year’s supply at a time.

      https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bigelow-Perfectly-Mint-Tea-formerly-Plantation-Mint-Tea-Bags-20-Ct-4-Boxes/820459441?athcpid=820459441&athpgid=MyItemsPage&athcgid=null&athznid=MyItems&athieid=v0&athstid=CS020&athguid=M7lAzv2w11PXv_4WBjQwyJ2JWjJuPWsPchyB&athancid=null&athena=true&athlblid=L0100

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  2. Ooh, did he think his presence would make everything better? I have experienced the greed someone’s death causes where it comes to inheritance. Not pretty, but he got the last laugh. It is theirs until they die and then they decide.

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    1. yes, true. That was one aspect, when my parents died, I was glad I was an only child. Not so much the inheritance, but the bickering that takes place as you wrap up their estates. Mrs Bump has two sisters, they don’t much get on even now, so I’m not looking forward to when her mum finally does die.

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