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What It Feels Like To Be Dying

Dealing with the uncertainty of death

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I have been going to the same masseuse for a couple of years now. When I began going to her my body was fit and strong, not a bad specimen for a woman of my age. Now, certain muscles throughout my body have begun to shrivel and atrophy; I have lost a lot of weight; a feeding tube has been placed in my…




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Cai Emmons

Cai Emmons

Cai Emmons is the author of 5 books of fiction, most recently the novel, SINKING ISLANDS. Two more of her novels will be published in 2022.

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