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.
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.”