100 Words #14

Entry number 14 in my 100 Words for 100 Days series of scenes.

“You can choose how you feel about this.”

“Don’t be ridiculous. It’s not by choice that I feel this terrible.”

“Actually, it is. Why not choose not to feel terrible?”

“Don’t be silly. I can’t choose to feel better about it. My feelings aren’t choices. They just happen.”

“No, they don’t. Remember when you were young and cried for dropping an ice-cream? Mum made you feel better about it by making you think of something else. You chose to be distracted by what she said. It’s the same thing now.”

“Dropping some ice-cream isn’t the same as killing a man.”

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