#FlashFiction Challenge from @Charli_Mills

In response to the Carrot Ranch’s Flash Fiction Challenge: Symptoms

Symptom: change in voice. Diagnosis: pharyngeal cancer.

He knew it.

The crossing turned green and pain jolted up as he stepped forwards.

Symptom: jarring pain from little toe. Diagnosis: broken toe.

Staring at the answers from dr.net, he gave little notice to the standstill traffic picking up around him. What about that strange itchy bump?

Symptom: lump under left buttock. Diagnosis: fungal infection.

That couldn’t be right.

Head bowed to his phone, he heard the crossing signal and stepped out onto the road. Nothing more could be said about him now, except…

Symptom: Self-absorbed in minor ailments. Diagnosis: Hypochondriac.

MdD

I decided to go back and use some of Charli’s old prompts. Since I haven’t done this prompt before, I figured there was no harm 😉

March 18

To see other entries of this challenge click here.

 

 

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15 thoughts on “#FlashFiction Challenge from @Charli_Mills

  1. You got me – I thought he was going to get squashed.
    So many people do actually walk around with their noses in their phones it’s a wonder there aren’t more squashed.
    Great, short, sharp writing.

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  2. Lovely! I’m so pleased you’ve gone back to do some of Charli’s previous prompts. They are great fun and good practice. I’m really glad you’ve got hooked. My sister Ruth has too. You both started at the same time! 🙂

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