Cheating death

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What would happen if a person who repeatedly contemplated suicide but never went through with it faced death for real?

I cheated Death when I first contemplated suicide at the age of five. But Death won’t be cheated for long. So here I stand, at the age of 20, smirking at the irony of it all.

All those years of planning, plotting and then chickening out of taking my life by my own hands, only to have it taken away by the hands of another.

I’ve been a real dodo to think Death would let me play that game for long.