Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Writing Prompt: Surgical Surprise

Snapshot of an Operation Pretend you (or your character) is scheduled for surgery: something “relatively minor,” like gall bladder removal.

You’re prepped, laying on the gurney in a hospital gown minus your skivvies and socks. The anesthesiologist shoots a nice little brain-numbing drug into your IV and you feel yourself getting woozy.

As they’re wheeling you into the surgery, the doctor leans over you and tells you, “Everything is going to be all right.”

Only, it’s not your doctor…and you knew you were going to be “all right” because what you had going on what something relatively minor.

Before you can protest, everything goes dark.

When you wake up, you realize you’ve still got your gall bladder, but something else is missing.

Here’s Your Prompt: What is it? What actually happened in the operating room? Who was the mysterious doctor? What are the repercussions of this surgery? And, what about your gall bladder?

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