December 8, 2015

Optimist: A Short Story

Late in the night, he finally regained consciousness.
He was in the hospital, in terrible pain.
 
He found himself in the ICU with tubes in his nose, needles and IV drips in
both arms, a breathing mask, wires monitoring every function, and a nurse
hovering over him. He realized that he was obviously in a life-threatening
situation.
 
The nurse gave him a serious, deep look, straight into his eyes, then spoke
to him slowly and clearly, enunciating each word and syllable, "You may not
feel anything from the waist down."
 
Somehow he managed to mumble in reply, "Can I feel your boobs, then?"
 
 
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