Write a story that takes place in a waiting room.
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“A few hours of torture...” by Angelina Valencia
He sat there in his chair, his family was around him. Maybe it wasn’t so bad, maybe it just looks bad. No, this was bad.“Teddy, it’s going to be okay” his grandma told him.He shook his head, pulling on his hair, “No it’s not, did you see how bad it was? Grandma, my car got totaled, how is it all going to be okay?”“Ted, have some hope in you” Ted's mom said, her face twisted in worry.He just shook his head while grabbing his hair again. He clenched his jaw, fighting the tears that wanted to come out. It...
“Non-refundable time ” by Yoomi Ari
My scarf was plastered around my moist neck but was as comforting as a warm duvet at sunrise. Yawning, I swipe off grains of gravel on my numb knuckles, beneath them were their imprints stamped on like a disapproving tattoo. Distant sirens played in the background constantly; something always buzzing up. I chuckle to myself, a room full of masked people, annoying but kept the mystery. You could say we are all los...
“Traces of Lavender” by Jade Young
The clock across the room won’t stop its idle ticking. Seconds are ticking their way into minutes. Minutes will blend together to form an hour. The ticking reminds me of the first time I was forced to play the piano by my mother. When my fingers first glossed over keys of black and white, I failed to find the right melody. Frustration from my many failures followed me home. The first few days of halfhearted practice were...
“The Room Where it Happens” by Avery G.
Oh great. This is my 2nd time that I’ve been sent to the principal's office today, and it’s only eleven o’clock! Okay, to be honest, it wasn’t me. I mean, Chris was passing the note to me! It was in plain sight!I sigh.“Matthew, principal's office. Now.” My teacher, Mr. Kinsy says to me.“Yes sir!” I salute and head out the door.I walk to the office waiting room. The office is only a few doors down, but it feels like a long ...
“Inside The Room With The Grey Walls” by 🎀 Ɪᴍᴀᴀɴ ᴋʜᴀᴋɪ 🎀
The room is silent, save for the rhythmic tick-tock of the round, analog clock hanging from the smooth, pale grey walls. I tap my foot in time with the sound as I wait for my therapist to call me in. I’m the only one in the waiting room, but that comforts me. Being around other people is unnerving—I always feel like it becomes something of a competition, even if the only thing I’m doing ...
“ It Gets Dark First” by Yvette Connie Achieng
Anxiety. I do not remember a time when I am not anxious. Disparity. My mind's enthroned in the seventh circle of despair. There she sits, on her wheelchair, rolling her eyes in wonder wearing a wistful of questioning. Questions she had no answers to and questions she trusted no one to answer them for her. But sometimes the answers are not worth the hustle especially when the an...
“The Bloodline Gamble” by Deidra Whitt Lovegren
There in the cold hospital waiting room, we gathered together to watch my oldest sister die. As usual, I sat alone and apart. The only person I even liked in this motley group was currently in another room, heavily sedated on a ventilator. If my oldest sister had been sitting next to me, we would have been making snarky comments and laughing
“Suspense ” by Anja Z
The clock on the blue wall is ticking signalling the hours the minutes and the seconds passing. The lady to my left is sleeping or should I say passed out from exhausting from trying to handle 3 kids. The man to my right is coughing into his hand to not let anyone inhale his molecules of bacteria. I’m sitting in my chair biting my nails and staring at the ceiling. From where I am sitting the ceiling and ...
“Dentist Drills ” by May Mills
I was sitting in my dentist’s waiting room on a gross chair on a beige carpet staring at a beige wall. Beige, of all colors, beige. A color that does not spark any emotion or feeling. A color that is devoid of sympathy. I mentally let out a frustrated augh, I don’t get nervous from too many things, but dentists scare me. I don’t understand why but they just do. I think it's the syringes and drills. Just augh...
“Do Stars Have Eyes?” by Natalie Frank
Do Stars Have Eyes? “Did you volunteer, or were you forced to be here?” The stranger asks me, and I shrug. I don’t know what to say or perhaps I don’t want to spell it out for the flag-wearing stranger next to me. “I’m not sure.” “I volunteered,” the stranger claims almost proudly. “I am doing it for my country.” Ah, the patriotic one, I thought. My third cousin, a worker ...
“Too much to handle” by Nirosha P
A great deal of thoughts were rushing through my mind. Too many, that made me fail to remember simple things. This just made me even later. I glanced at the clock. This was insane! I could swear I had an extra 10 minutes! They flew away like wind! Greatly distressed, I seized my coat, grabbed my keys, and headed out the door clutching onto my handbag. As I drove, I tried to ignore the im...
“Waiting Rooms Aren't So Simple” by BRoOkE HAs A COwBoY HAt
Nolan sat at the back of the waiting room on one of the uncomfortable chairs. He wouldn’t have been there if Nelson hadn’t climbed that tree. Nelson had climbed all the way to the top and fell. Nolan was inside, but had heard a loud crrrraaaccckkkk and Nelson’s scream and immediately called nine-one-one. Nolan had also told Nelson not to climb the tree earlier that day. Dumb twelve-year-olds. Now Nolan ...
“The World's Strangest Waiting Room” by Iman Fatima
Elise knew the drill.It all started with the sirens. They shrieked loud and clear from her window. It was almost usually night time when it happened.Her mother rushed to her bedroom and carried her downstairs.They’ll go to the neighbors. But not straight to their drawing-room. No, the drawing-room was for day visits. They’ll go straight downstairs.Deep down in their bunker. Where others were also there. All of the people on the street. And the ground shook and there was a terribly loud deafening sound.<...
“Stop-Starters” by Jonathan Blaauw
The waiting room was crowded. John shifted uncomfortably in his seat. He did not want to be there. But he had no choice. After his latest drunk driving arrest, the court had ordered him to see a counselor. And to stop drinking, of course. The former he could do, albeit with ill grace. The latter, however, was beyond him. He could no more quit drinking than he could stop breathing. He’d tried everything – rehab, therapy, AA - nothing had worked. The problem, ...
“Fine” by Amy St. Pierre
As Kelsey sat next to Ron in the waiting room, she couldn’t stop thinking about their last session. “No,” Ron had finally admitted to her. “I’m not attracted to you anymore.” Kelsey had felt her eyes immediately well up with tears. Dr. Davis looked on quietly, not interrupting this long awaited moment in which Ron finally told her the truth. It had been weeks of this – sitting in Dr. D...
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