Sunday Photo Fiction: 21st July

Thanks Donna for setting the challenge this week:

Photo by Arun Sharma on Unsplash

The room housed eight chairs and a small table.
At first it looked like a railway carriage, but apart from a no smoking sign under the window that looked out over nothing in particular and a nondescript painting on the wall, it was pretty featureless.
Patients were shown inside and allocated a seat with a curt
‘The Doctor will be with you shortly.’

NHS Medicine had come a long way over the last seventy five years, but little had been spent in the way of surroundings and comfort.
Your fate was in the colour upon which you sat, but you didn’t realise that.
Out of every eight that entered, only two left.
All were sedated via the overhead vent, and those on the lighter chairs euthanised as their ailments were considered expensive to treat and a drain on society. The two that remained were injected with mind changing medication, coming out feeling miraculously cured and totally unaware of the other six people that had entered the room with them.
It was a licence to kill, but for the common good as human decency had long since been disbanded.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction: 21st July

  1. bearmkwa says:

    Oh, that is definitely a scary story. It’s so close to what could be true that it makes it even scarier.

  2. Sadje says:

    Wow! Fascinating story.

  3. wildchild47 says:

    Twisted wicked — but so well done for a concept/story line — definitely unexpected idea/pairing, which makes this just so fascinating Di. Great job of it! 🙂

  4. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    Oh my God, hope that day never comes, but one never knows. Well written.

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