Five Sentence Challenge: Technically Speaking

I enjoy the occassional short fiction challenge, such as Lily Childs’ Friday Prediction, and here’s another one to add to my list, thanks to writer friend Angel Zapata.

Lillie McFerrin hosts a Five Sentence Challenge, “…about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist,” every week based on an inspiring word prompt. This week, it is TATTERED.

Technically Speaking

The bloodied gurney wheeled into the emergency. The surgeon cut away tattered clothing and sliced opened her chest cavity.  He pumped her heart, methodically, with gentle hands. Crowding the waiting room, the family asked, “Is she alive?” The surgeon told the nurse at the curtain, “Yes, technically, she is still alive.”

11 thoughts on “Five Sentence Challenge: Technically Speaking”

  1. oooh. That makes me shudder. I like challenges, too. They make me feel like I’ve got a free story, because I wouldn’t have writ it otherwise.


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