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Keeping Concentration

“The blackness just enveloped me, I was convinced that this was the end I mean…”

Joules watched as her patient twisted the only loose strand bottle-blonde around her finger and continued to talk. Nodding, she did her best to look thoughtful and not let her view slip any lower than her patient’s mouth.

“Focus.” she told herself. The woman might have been spouting nonsense but at least Joules was being paid a laughable amout to sit there and hum at various intervals.

“I mean, it was just so hard!”

Joules nodded as her patient wailed.

“Of course.” she said. “Now tell me, this was during your second breast enhancement?”


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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


    • I’m so grateful you think so, I was a little unsure about this piece especially as my last 100 word piece ended up being 2.3k

  1. Gede Prama says

    And I love all the posts in this blog really interesting touch words, thank you friend 🙂

  2. That punchline was fantastic. If this is your short works, I have no doubt your full works would be just as stellar.

    • Thank you for the confidence that my longer work will be able to match up. The flash fictions have been great for improving my writing and making sure I write regularly.

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