Short Story

At the Edge of the Pier – By Mark Tulin @ Defiant Scribe

At the Edge of the Pier – Defiant Scribe
— Read on defiantscribe.com/at-the-edge-of-the-pier/

A woman with disabilities asks her caregiver to end her life.

Freelance writer, poet, yogi and photographer from Santa Barbara, California. I write and take pictures about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching years in California. The things that move me may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry, pictures and stories resonate with you.

14 comments on “At the Edge of the Pier – By Mark Tulin @ Defiant Scribe

  1. god. This is heart-wrenchingly beautiful. I felt it stronger, smelled the salty air, heard the cry of the gulls, felt Rosemary’s bony shoulder beneath my palm. Lovely write. I am nearly speechless and quite affected: thank you.

  2. blindzanygirl

    This is very very close to home for me. As a blind woman I related so much to the ending part where the story talks about the blind woman and it being strength. Sorry, not expressing myself very well! But oh, the feelings of Rosemary wanting to be pushed into the sea in her wheelchair. Many has been the time I have wanted to be deposited by the river’s edge. The big, deep river. Of coyrse I would not want to involve anyone else in that, but some days my feelings with my particular disabilities that make me helpless overcome me. But this is not something that I normally talk about. This is a very very brave story. It is something I would LIKE to talk about but do not. The story is powerful. Thankyou Mark for directing us tomit.

    • Thank you for reblogging this story. I appreciate you sharing your story with me, for your story is just as powerful and touching as the one I wrote. Life can be hard, but we manage to find the strength to endure. Mark

  3. blindzanygirl

    Reblogged this on .

  4. blindzanygirl

    I have Reblogged this. Hope that is okay Mark

  5. A heart felt story about a real scenario!

  6. This kept me at the edge of my seat! It’s haunting and beautiful.

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