at mercy hospital

my heart took charge this morning and my mind did not fight it. i dressed, had a light breakfast, and rode my bike to the mercy hospital emergency room. there was already a line. i was a candy striper at mercy in high school and i still have connections there. the staff was glad to have me but did warn me about the infection rate among those exposed to the virus. i spent the day bringing donated coffee and pastries to those waiting and listening to their concerns, both the ill and their families. we’re all in this together.

for Flash Fiction Challenge

4 Responses

  1. Not sure I could do this but applaud your dedication…

  2. I love your opening line. I just finished interviews for an article in my community as we prepare for our first onslaught and I’m amazed by the dedication of essential workers and the volunteers supporting them.

  3. despite the lines at gun stores, it has been most inspirational for sure

  4. […] at mercy hospital by joem18b […]

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