Angiogram

Photo courtesy and copyright property of Ronda Del Boccio, provided for the express purpose of prompting Rochelle Wisoff-FieldsFriday Fictioneers drabble challenge. Others’ efforts may be found here.

The heat’s sudden, like the dark lightning streaks veining across the bleach-clean monitor. The sensation stagnates, though the iodine still flows through the channels of my heart.

Yesterday, I waded through the murk of a floodplain. The languid glow of the muddy sunrise warmed my ears as it shimmered across the pools of my son’s eyes. He’d tried for so long to get me out there, to let my line drift free in the easy current.

I can’t help thinking about the paramedics slogging through the marsh as I watch the darkness puddling. What’d the dawn look like to them?

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14 thoughts on “Angiogram

  1. I’ve had a similar test. There is heat, and as I watched on the monitor, the dye moved through my veins. I could feel the heat ebb and flow. Your description is spot on. Only my outcome seems to have been better than your MC.

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