Scribblings by Sarah, Stories by Sarah

Second Opinion

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The doctor looked through the microscope. Shook his head and checked again. He couldn’t be sure but…it really did seem like it was true.

I’d better get a second opinion, he thought.

“Hey Charles, come over here and tell me what you think” he said to his colleague, who was busy working on a rather nasty looking Petri dish.

Charles put his eye hard up against the looking glass and gave a startled cry, confirming what he’d thought. The girl had sunk so deeply into her depression, she’d become an island. 

Now, how to connect her back to the mainland…

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Bikurgurl, 100 Word Wednesday – Week 24
Word count: 100

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Hugging Shadows

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She scuttled around the lake, shuddering at the reflection of the tiny village. The water was like a mirror, doubling her nightmare. She couldn’t believe she’d finally escaped! It had taken months of planning but she’d done it! She was free. 

The sun began to rise, painting the sky a pale pink. I’d better hurry, she thought, in the daylight they will definitely see me

She picked up her pace, and hugging the shadows, cast one final look over her shoulder. She couldn’t be sure, but she thought she saw someone waving at her from the tower.
She kept walking.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: 100 Word Wednesday, Week 21

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The Queue

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Right, left, right left. The two lads walked in unison, strutting a casual march. Their raised eyebrows, scornful as they looked at those still waiting in line. They’d had their go already. Suckers!

Intent on their feeling of superiority, the pair didn’t notice footsteps shuffling behind them. They felt a tap on their shoulder, turned and groaned. Giving each other a withering look.

‘Oi*, you right mate^? Why you following us? We can’t be seen with dorks.’

‘Um, er,’ the man stammered.

‘Alright then, spit it out’

‘You left the dunny^^ with toilet paper on your shoe.’ he said, smiling.


By Sarah ©2017


Australian colloquialisms defined below:
oi (interjection).  A cry used to attract attention, especially in an aggressive way
mate (noun). Australian Slang. Friend; buddy; pal
^^ dunny (noun). Australian Slang. An outside privy; outhouse.

Prompt: 100 Word Wednesday, Week 20 and Daily Post Daily Prompt, Word: paper