I love the challenge of Ivy's Six Sentence Stories, and I especially like trying to write a story based on true events. Some of you might remember this incident from a year ago when I went to help my mom. This week's prompt is "back."
She was a bundle of nerves--which was, of course, the problem. Her sciatica required surgery, and today was the day. She arrived at the hospital on time, paperwork in hand, and was quickly settled onto a gurney while the nurse went over the final preparations with her. Finally the appointed hour arrived, and the doctor entered her room.
"I'm so sorry, but I'm afraid I'm sick and won't be able to operate on you today. You'll have to come back next week."
Thanks for doctors who know their own limits.