ON THE BLOCK

So here it is, another Friday, time for Friday Fictioneers.  I’m slow to show this week. Such a busy schedule being retired and all!  But here I am with my 100 words.  We are hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields of Addicted to Purple.  We like to tell tales according to a photo prompt.

PHOTO PROMPT © Luther Siler

PHOTO PROMPT © Luther Siler

Two pairs of arms lifted her up, one at her shoulders, the other at her feet.  She was light as a feather. What was happening?  She felt limp.  Her head was all fuzzy.

She felt the arms lowering her.  It wasn’t soft, that’s for sure.  It wasn’t wide either.  She felt her arms dangling down both sides.  Oh, yes, she was in the OR for her surgery.

“I feel like a slab of meat!”  She giggled.

Blurry faces in green masks loomed above her.  “It’ll be over soon”  She recognized her doctor’s voice.  “Start counting to ten.” Said another.  One…

 

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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16 Responses to ON THE BLOCK

  1. Solothefirst says:

    Gosh what happened? An accident?

  2. Amy Reese says:

    It’s kind of creepy feeling when the haze washes over you. I’ve been there. But then, you’re gone.

  3. You gave this an odd, floating feel, jsut like one gets when “oing under.” Nicely done.

  4. Dear Lily,

    This is exactly what I’m talking about when I challenge writers to step outside the box! And you did it masterfully. Light as a feather was just enough to connect to the prompt.
    Any of us who have had surgery can relate to that feeling. Very well done.

    I can relate the the business of ‘retirement’. I can’s say that I’ve suffered one nano second of boredom since I retired in October. With my writing and illustrating I’m as busy as ever.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    • hafong says:

      Thank you Rochelle! Such a compliment. It’s a pleasure and a great learning experience to participate in FF. I appreciate you work in leading and holding us together. Great you are enjoying the ‘retirement’, too.

      Lily

  5. I have never had surgery.. but I think this is what it would feel like.. (sometimes falling asleep I feel a little bit of the same)

  6. As Rochelle said, excellent thinking outside the box! Enjoyed your story!

  7. I was concerned for her at first, then the story said it was surgery. I’m wondering where it was that the table was so narrow. Good use of the prompt. Well done, Lily. 🙂 — Suzanne

  8. Your story alarmed me, because I thought, “Oh no, death is approaching!” Then, I read on and was vastly relieved when it was about feeling “light as a feather” while going into an anesthetized state.

  9. And, I wanted to add, it’s a very well-written story!

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