CERTIFIABLY SENSATIONAL

SATURDAY 23rd JANUARY 2021 ~ FLASH FICTION

This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..

Prompt ~ CERTIFIABLY SENSATIONAL

CERTIFIABLY SENSATIONAL

by John Yeo


The specialist stepped back looking grave,
He frowned and said with a hopeless sigh;
‘I’m afraid you’ll have to be extra brave.
This infection has hit hard like a shockwave.
We did our utmost to apply and nullify 

The viral particles are alive and mutational
We used an antidote the symptoms to stave,
Your child’s stats show we were right to retry.

The vaccine’s effects are certifiably sensational.

This new drug has helped us save life

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There’s no guarantee but our hopes are high,
I’m afraid you’ll have to be extra brave.
We waited, breath-baited, tried to believe
Praying and beseeching to the cold blue sky.

The speed of the response was inspirational,

Colour slowly appeared with a flickering eye

Shallow breathing quickly became stronger

A slight smile appeared on the thin pale lips

The senses returned in a symphony to health

A revolutionary treatment; certifiably sensational.

© Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

FEELING WEIRDLY CONFIDENT

WEDNESDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2020

This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..

Today’s prompt ~FEELING WEIRDLY CONFIDENT

FEELING WEIRDLY CONFIDENT (1)

by John Yeo

    I’ve had a coughing fit lately and my temperature’s gone through the roof.

   The advice is to frequently wash my hands and self-isolate for two whole weeks.

   I’ve taken a Coronavirus test and sent it to the laboratories by first class post.

   The world has gone crazy lately. I’ve become more reclusive than a hermit.

   Although I’m bombarded with information from electronic devices and other sources.

   My life will never be the way it used to be, yet I’m feeling weirdly confident.

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   My cough disappeared along with the pollen; dispersed by flowers and oil seed rape.

   My high temperature disappeared with the heatwave that we had suffered for several days.

   The results from my Coronavirus test came back negative to my huge relief and delight.

    My house has become like an island that is perfect for self-preservation.

    The news gets more depressing as the pandemic spreads around the world.

     Although our lives will never be the same again I can’t help feeling weirdly confident.

© Written by John Yeo 

FEELING WEIRDLY CONFIDENT (2)

by John Yeo

    I’ve had a coughing fit lately and my temperature’s gone through the roof. The advice is to frequently wash my hands and self-isolate for two whole weeks. I’ve taken a Coronavirus test and sent it to the laboratories by first class post. The world has gone crazy lately. I’ve become more reclusive than a hermit. Although I’m bombarded with information from electronic devices and other sources. My life will never be the way it used to be, yet I’m feeling weirdly confident.

    My cough disappeared along with the pollen; dispersed by flowers and oil seed rape. My high temperature disappeared with the heatwave that we had suffered for several days. The results from my Coronavirus test came back negative to my huge relief and delight. My house has become like an island that is perfect for self-preservation. The news gets more depressing as the pandemic spreads around the world. Although our lives will never be the same again I can’t help feeling weirdly confident.

© Written by John Yeo