100 word challenge #4

Prompt: …but how could something so tiny….

My sister was always full of energy, so I was shocked to see her so still. She lay there her face as pale as a ghost. I collapsed to the ground, sobbing.

That was 5 years ago now, but I am still haunted by the memories. As the doctors explained my sister died from a rare disease called tandemae plague, caused by a bacteria in certain foods. Since that traumatic day, nothing has been the same. My mother died from grief and my father turned to alcohol. I became depressed, having seen my family fall apart in front of my own eyes. All because of that disease.  But how could something so tiny do so much damage to one family?

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