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THEARLE PUBLICATIONS & BRENDON THEARLE PROUDLY PRESENT

The Story of a Ball, named Ball Brendon Thearle 2013-2016

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WARNING: ‘The Story of a Ball, named Ball’ deals with situations such as cancer and suicide. If you are easily affected whilst reading this short story, please contact your local support centre, charity or local doctor Cancer can be cured if found quick, suicide is not the answer This short story is dedicated to people who suffer/has suffered from cancer, their friends and families

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The Story of a

Ball, named Ball

An emotional 3D

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Classification: Teen Content (OGRS)

Published by CityMayor Games; www.citymayorgames.wix.com/ballgame or

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“I am dying in this cruel world; all I want to do is see the world… one… last… time”

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Prologue

" It's very hard hitting, once you find out. But... why all that panic if you've only got a few years to die

It'a slow death, you start becoming weaker and weaker

My mother was in distraught when she found out, my father too... but he's that type, the type where you're a man and you shouldn't express your emotions. But I do hear him cry sometimes

This is my story, this is my journey. My journey to the end

The Story of a Ball, named Ball

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Chapter One: The Start

I had to go through some rigorous chemo, I hate it, anti-cancer drugs are just the devil working inside of you But before my chemo and even before my parents and I even found out, I felt changes in my body. I had very itchy skin, so much so that whenever I scratched, pieces of skin would fall off "You're not eating enough dear?", mom used to say whenever she saw me half naked either from a warm shower or after swimming practice "Of course I am mum!", I used to say, and I wasn't lying, I ate the same amount as my parents had and I used to steal a quick snack at night Then my rib bones started to appear, I looked like a stray dog, left to rot outside the streets "I think you need to see a doctor"

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Chapter Two: Issues

"Ah good morning, please sit" "Well what is it doctor?" "I'm afraid to say... you're son has Hodgkin's lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease" At that moment, my mother bursted into tears, and I just sat there, motionless, as if all the world just froze... my life wouldn't be the same again

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Chapter Three: Anti-Drug

I missed a few days of school after the news, but instead of staying at home enjoying myself, I had to visit the hospital to undergo sever chemo After a few times visiting the hospital, I was allowed to go back to school I wasn't the most popular kid in school, nor was I the most ignored. My parents decided to tell the school of my problem but not to share it to anyone But I could tell that my teachers were talking about me, every time I passed by some of my teachers that would put pity on me Even in class they were treating me as if I were a God, asking me if I had any problems or if I needed something My friends also treated me with a bit more respect. They would always ask me what game I would want to play My bullies treated me the worst "Ha ha, he's got cancer! He's gonna die!" I just wanted to punch their ignorant faces down to the ground, but I did not have the strength

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Chapter Four: Black Day

I could feel that my disease was getting to me, creeping down my body, weakening everything, showing signs of depletion I knew my anti-drugs weren't working, but they were still being pushed down my throat My bones were thinning up, I could feel them cracking away. I couldn't run anymore, I had to be careful where I stand as I was scared that if I tripped my bones would shatter And my body would just fail, like in a video-game, whenever you fall off, you'd have to start again, it was hell for me

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Chapter Five: The Truth

I knew I couldn't fight this virus back. I couldn't do anything, I couldn't be the famous antivirus software that blocks you're computer from having a virus I couldn't do anything. My body had just given up, my anti-drugs gave up from fighting my cancer Cancer That's it, it's cancer. A disease. A virus and I couldn't do anything about it Should I just cut my wrists now or slit my throat so I wouldn't suffer? Should I used the euthanasia they use to put down a dog or cat? Lucy... I remember her. On the cold vet slab, dying slowly and all we could do was put her down. A single needle to put her to rest Maybe that's what I should do?

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Chapter Six: The Unbreakable Update

"Good morning" "Good morning doctor" "Sorry for keeping you waiting" "It's okay, so what's the news doctor? Is my son going to get better?" "I'm afraid not. The cancer has gotten worse. The white blood cells which have the lymphocytes have spread, the chemo hasn't worked" "How long has he got left?" "Two months, three the most... I'm sorry"

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Chapter Seven: Fighting Back

Two months, three the most. Unbelievable! I couldn't believe it. I would be living on this planet for two months, not till maybe the age of 80 or 90! I wouldn't be able to have a job, a wife, kids, no future

My cancer has ruined my future I could see that this was ruining my family. My parents would argue at night. The muffled shouting would prevent me from hearing what they were saying, but most probably it was about me My father resorted to drink My mother went to uncanny valley. She basically went bezerk For me? I just gotten worse and worse. Paler and paler. Coughing out blood was common for me so I had to carry a handkerchief with me to cover the blood and to reassure my other schoolmates and other people that my plague wasn't contagious I went to school for a few more months until "Hey, cancer boy!" "What do you want?" "How's your hair doing? Oh, I forgot you lost all your hair! Baldy prick!" "Baldy prick, baldy prick, baldy prick, baldy prick" After that bit all I could remember was what little energy I had, my weak fist punching his fat face and swearing like mad "FUCK YOU! YOU FAT BASTARD! Fuck you, I hope you're parents die because of the fat fuck they had!" His fat cheeks were bruised and his mouth was coughing out blood After, I was sent to the headmaster's office and sent home

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I never went back to school after that. It wasn't like I missed it My parents weren't angry at me. They understood why I did it But that was the last bolt of energy I had left in me

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Chapter Eight: Wrists

Now that I look back, I actually regret doing what I did It was the worst thing I could possibly do My wrists were thin and my bones were weak. I could feel the sharp knife piercing my skin, slowly the tip entered my skin and slowly and painfully cut open Blood spurted out and flowed down my arm I did not cry in pain, I did not feel the pierce of the blade cut my wrists Tears were the only thing that conveyed my emotions. The emotions of regret

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Chapter Nine: Fragility

I was weaker than ever now. I couldn't get out bed, I couldn't move. I couldn't talk I couldn't do anything My mother had to feed me with a straw and nothing else My father would sit down next to me and watch his only son die away I was like a fragile crate. If dropped, I would shatter into thousands of pieces

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Chapter Ten: Final Time

This is it isn't it? I don't want to die I don't want to leave I haven't experienced everything life has to offer So this is it isn't it? Why won't he help me? Why won't he save me?

I'm now at home

Welcome, my son... to the new Genesis

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“I have died in this cruel world; all I wanted to do was see the world... one... last... time”

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End

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Did you know? That the game has been in development for three years (2013-2016) and the story has been re-written four times

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The Story of a Ball, named Ball  

"I am dying in this cruel world, all I want to do is see the world, one... last... time". It's very hard hitting, once you find out... but w...

The Story of a Ball, named Ball  

"I am dying in this cruel world, all I want to do is see the world, one... last... time". It's very hard hitting, once you find out... but w...

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