Sunday, 18 December 2011

Your good health

"What shall we drink to?" slurred Shelby, gripping the shot glass in his wrinkled fingers...

"Health" said Smith simply. He banged his glass against the man's opposite. It slopped a little and a drop flew into Shelby's face.

The two men downed the amber liquid in one, both shuddering as it 'hit the spot' and the warmth seeped through their tired old bones.

Smith topped them up and they repeated the ritual, silent except for the slosh of liquid and the crash back on the table.

"One for the road?" queried Shelby, a wry smirk on his face.

"I don't think so" said the nurse, whipping away the bottle of cough mixture and hurrying a reluctant Smith back to his own bed further down the ward...

For Sunday Scribblings - Health

11 comments:

  1. HA! Clever! I sure enjoyed this comic relief Lisa. Happy Holidays to you!
    Jessi xox

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  2. Ha! You got me!!! lol funny...

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  3. I hope that's not my future you're writing about!

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  4. Tsk..a nip of brandy is always good for what ails you! Jae x

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  5. lol! How precious. I love old people.

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  6. Too funny...made me smile. I used to work with a lot of elderly people and I always loved them.

    Merry Christmas!

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  7. Brilliant humour:)
    I could not tell where that was going...therefore you have hit on the essence of good story telling; keep the reader guessing!:)
    xx

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  8. What a fabulous little story! And..so beautifully constructed. Merry Christmas to you Lisa. I hope to visit your blog a lot next year so that I can get my story 'fix.'
    Hugs,
    Cheryl-Healing Woman

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