Friday Flash Fiction
It had been three days since the accident and Louise was showing no signs of improvement. The time was set, all her family was in the room. Today was the day soon all life lines would be turned off.
The questions on everyone’s minds were huge. Will she make it? Will she by some miracle breathe on her own? Will the damage to her body in the accident some how be repaired? Will she live?
It was midday, the doctor returned to the room. Louise’s family watched as every switch was turned off. Her brother, sisters, parents and grand parents were standing waiting. Their hearts were being ripped out with every moment that passed, watching for the unknown, unable to do anymore than hope. Hope was all they held onto. The machines became silent.
The doctor’s face was emotionless. The nurses stood close by, in support.
The family waited. There was nothing. Louise’s chest lay still. Her mum willed her to breath. But there was nothing, only stillness, quiet and pain.
After waiting for what felt like an eternity Louise’s chest moved and the monitor showed life in her heart.