Ayana is about a man who’s father is dying of pancreatic cancer. Just as he and his family is preparing for him to pass away a young girl, Ayana, appear in his room at the hospital. She kisses the dying man and guess what. He beat the cancer and goes on living for a few years longer.
The girl also touched our narrator and by doing so involves him in the miracle. Years later while in the waiting room for a follow-up from kidney stones (from which he recovers from very well) he is approached by a man and his part of the miracle starts…
While reading Ayana I got the same feeling I got when I read The Woman in the Room and parts of The Green Mile and I suspect King was in the same mood when he wrote those stories. It’s no secret that his mother died from cancer and I guess it has put it’s mark on him. It’s good to see that he can transform those feelings into such a good story though.
Ayana is just 15 pages long and a rather quick read and I must say, I really enjoyed it. It’s an emotional story with a lot of heart in it.