Voices | A twist of providence
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/23/17, 04:39 pm
Sixth in a once-a-quarter series of short short fiction …
Larry had been a hospital patient only when he was 17 and had his tonsils removed. Now a distinguished professor at 57, he knew prostate cancer was common and not a herald of imminent death—but when his doctor on April 1 told him surgery was essential, Larry thought the words at first were part of a tasteless April Fools’ Day joke.