Friday Flash Fiction
Writen using the WAG prompt
‘But I have pain,’ Judy questioned the doctor.
‘Yes, I understand that.’
‘What treatments will I need?’
‘We don’t need to talk about treatments yet, it’s best we wait for the results from the biopsy and we’ll go from there.’
‘But you’ve just told me I have cancer!’ Judy screeched irrationally.
‘I have said that it is a 50% chance that the biopsy will come back confirming that you do have cancer of some form.’
‘What will I tell my husband? How will my children I’m dying? What… How long have I got?’
‘Judy, you need to go home and relax.’
‘But I have cancer, I can’t relax. I’ll have to book a ticket to see the world. I’m not even half way through my bucket list.’
‘We don’t need to think like that. Just stay calm, and wait for the tests to come back.’
‘How can I stay calm? This is crazy.’
The doctor picked up his phone, ‘Yes, hello, send in the nurse please.'
'What’s happening now? Why have you sent for a nurse?'
'To help you out of my office so I can see the next patient.'
‘Why?’ she lifted her shoulder to clutch her handbag.
‘It appears that you are making a habit out of expecting the worst, and I simply don’t have time to counsel you.’