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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday Centus #89

THE PROMPT THIS WEEK IS A CONTINUATION OF YOUR STORY USING: Hanging off a cliff!
WORD COUNT - Not to exceed 50 words total.
STYLE OF WRITING - Any
ADDITIONAL PICTURES IF DESIRED


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Is it just me or did last week's centus say we were going to have 100 additional words. for the second part?  I already had it written and had to edit it so much, I hope it makes sense lol.    

Part 1

Dot watched the ball drop from Times Square on TV and then her phone started ringing like it had done for the past 45 years.
“Hello, Sister.”
“Hi Dot, Happy New Year.” 
“Happy New Year.” 
“Talk to you later.  Good night.”
“Good Night.”
Next year might be different, Dot thought.  Would I even be here?   She knew she should have told someone that she went for the biopsy but she just couldn’t. Not yet.   
She was nervous about the results and felt like she was hanging off a cliff.  
The phone started to ring. 
“Dot, this is Dr. Jones.  I’m sorry….”
Part 2




to be calling so late.  I had emergency surgery and saw your test results were in. I didn’t want you to have to worry longer than necessary.  The tumor was benign. Happy New Year, Dot.”

“Thank you so much for calling, doctor.  You have a happy New Year too.  Bye.”

11 comments:

Christine said...

Now that's a good Doctor, I waited for three hours for a test result for my child that the doctor said she could not do over the phone. My child was Okay, but the agony of the wait.

Karen S. said...

How perfect, a totally happy ending! Good, no great!!! centus!

Sue said...

It totally made sense, and I liked it!

(Having said that, I had already written my ending with 100 words, too, and the editing was NOT easy.) I feel ya, Sistah!

;)

Mama Zen said...

Wonderful happy ending!

anitamombanita said...

You know, I swear it was a 100 words too...and I had already written mine...editing it was horrible....and not even successful... but oh well. Nice ending. I think you did well indeed!

Ames said...

Well that was a hold your breath kind of call and story. So glad to be able to exhale today!~Ames

Judie said...

What a considerate man! Doctors of his ilk are scarce these days!! Great story!

Tracy said...

Great minds think alike I had also planned ahead I thinkit is disgraceful teacher changes the ball game half waythrough

Tracy said...

Great minds think alike I had also planned ahead I thinkit is disgraceful teacher changes the ball game half waythrough

Jo said...

oh what a happy ending! whew!!!

Jenny said...

I'm so sorry about changing the word count. My head was so involved with the huge mess in the kitchen I forgot.

I hope you forgive me!

This was a wonderful ending, though. I wish all doctors were as kind in 'real life'.