The Student Nurse - Saturday Centus Week 8, Sunday, June 28, 2010
Elizabeth walked into her obstetrics class feeling the weight of the world on her
shoulders. The patient she had been following had died en route to the hospital
and so had her six-month-old fetus, another victim of gang violence in San Francisco.
Elizabeth had been called by her patient’s mother who knew to notify her should
Maria go into labor. The poor lady was hysterical, sobbing on the phone. She had
already lost her only son in a drive by shooting, now her only daughter was dead.
Walking to the dorm, I said to Cynthia, "Did you notice Elizabeth in class this morning and how forlorn she seemed?" Perhaps I will write her a comforting note, I thought.
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I am participating in Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus - Each Saturday you are given a new "prompt" for the week. Your essay must be 100 words or less, not including the "prompt" words. The prompt words can be used in any place within your story but must be left intact. Join in the fun!