F3, Week 52: Physician, Heal Thyself

physician prompt

This week, we want you to take us into a hospital, clinic, or physician’s office. Most of the time, we’re in and out. All we require is a clearance note to be able to return to work, or we only need one additional vaccination to keep us compliant with school policy. But, what if, on one visit, we see, or experience, something that causes us concern? For instance, what’s that unnerving whining sound that’s coming from behind the curtain in Treatment Room C, or why did two different nurses call you back for extra blood samples when you were already on your way out?

It’s all routine, they say. Nothing to worry about, they say. Don’t give it another thought, they say. Comforting words, right?

Prompt: Write a story set in a healthcare facility

Genre: Medical Thriller

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.

About Evan Henry (257 Articles)
Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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