SAVING LIVES

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 12-06 through 12-12-2016

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Maria with Doodles and Scribbles. Thank you Maria!

Saving Lives

The hospital was full of patients clinging to life after an explosion at a gasoline station.

Darkness had set in by the time my shift ended at the hospital and it began to snow as I walked to my car.

I felt exhausted and mindlessly drove away slowly, but became very alert when I saw a woman carrying a bundle. She was having difficulty walking as she pushed against the wind and snow.

I noticed a vehicle nearby that had apparently slid off the road and hit a tree.

I stopped, got out and as I approached her I saw small feet protruding from the bundle. The child was motionless.

Tears and snow covered her face as she looked at me with pleading eyes.

I rushed her and the child to the hospital.

The woman and child were in serious condition, but I knew they would recover.

Words (161)

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

 

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