During 2018’s A-Z Challenge, we wrote the first draft of “The November Deadline” and to celebrate that this is now (finally) out with beta readers, we’ll be producing a daily piece of micro-fiction linked to it – some prequel, some containing a detail not included in the story, some snippets from sequels currently being written.
“What do you reckon, doc?” I know that voice, Charlie thought.
“It’s difficult to know, Mr… er… Blind.” Charlie couldn’t see the doctor, but he sounded peeved. “The patient’s breathing on his own, which is a good sign, but he’s not yet returned to consciousness, although there is no sign of physical injuries beyond some significant bruising.”
“It’s been days!”
“Quite so. It’s rare, but not unusual. It’s best to be… prepared… though.”
Charlie felt his hand gripped, hard.
“Buck up old son, come home to us.”
“No!” Charlie screamed. “Don’t leave me, Uncle Billy!”
“His eye twitched then, doc.”
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