John Marsden Writing Topic #411
Describe the most painful experience of your life**
The most painful experience of my life was losing my Nan (my father’s mother).
My Nan was the first grandparent of mine to die and she was the grandparent that I was closest to. She died of lung cancer when I was 14. She died a painful death and over four months I was watched her deteriorate, her last words to me were “who’s that?”
Her death marked the first real loss I had ever experienced in my life, I knew she was going to die but knowing never eased the pain.
**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.