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
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
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.
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