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Friday Fictioneer’s – Torn Flesh Rendered Mute

This post is for the weekly challenge set by Madison Woods called Friday Fictioneers. The idea is that you submit a 100 word flash fiction story that is associated with the picture challenge added the previous Wednesday. You can find out more, and see the picture, on Madison’s Blog here: http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/flash-fiction/barbed-wire-and-bulls/

Soft flesh yielded to the impact, pain slamming through the densely packed nerve endings resulted in a long, low moan of fear combined with raw and visceral agony.

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She could hear music; it covered the sound of her so completely that they were clueless as to her state of awareness. Ravel’s ‘Bolero’ matched the growing sense of panic she was powerless to do anything about. Each note hit another nerve; each development in crescendo marked a further increase in their torture of her body. Barbed wire was being scraped across her internal organs.

“We’re in … scalpel please nurse.”

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Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Transformational coach and founder of the Hysterectomy Association. Professionally I'm an information scientist who specialises in the adoption and engagement of digital technologies. I am a writer and author of nine books to date, and I've edited a further seven; phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

This Post Has 24 Comments
  1. I think that seems to have been consistent across the comments, none of us would have liked to have been in this situation.

  2. Oh my. I knew there was good reason to stay away from the operating tables! That was a nightmare worthy story. Glad you joined us 🙂

  3. Thanks for the fab comment, I really appreciate it and it happens more often than we would wish it too I think …!

  4. Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments and I’ve heard many tales of what happens when the anaesthesia doesn’t work ….! I shall go and check you out too 🙂

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