Patient X

“The condition isn’t contagious neither is it life-threatening, well except in extreme complicated situations. However, it can reduce one’s quality of life following any fractures.”

“Can it be fixed right away?” asked Patient X

“It can be managed, but  not totally treated immediately; it’s very important that you  exercise regularly …”

Huffing in mock dismay “Exercise at my age, you joking.”

“That’s not the only option. We recommend a change in diet as well as dietary supplements to help boost your calcium levels.” Feigning a sympathetic smile, it was always the same everyone wanted a quick fix.

“I don’t want no fancy stupid diet and I don’t want to exercise. I don’t suppose you’ll skip the part on smoking and drinking?”

“Well there is that ….”

“Oh just get on with it, knew you lot weren’t useful. Wasting taxpayers money on silly things, you should be finding a quick fix, something that strengthens the bones straight-way.”

Fed up with her attitude, he couldn’t help himself “Like titanium?”


In response to the writing challenge flash fiction for aspiring writers hosted by Priceless Joy click on the link to visit the blog. The photograph was provided by Pixabay (interesting photo can’t wait to see all the stories it inspires) and the challenge is to write a 100 – 150 words (+/- 25 words) story inspired by it. Do click on the link for other stories.

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19 thoughts on “Patient X

  1. Interesting story. Of course, when it comes to health everyone looks for a quick fix. Titanium is very funny. He makes me think he wants to be like Wolverine from X-men. Or of the song Titanium by David Ghetta and Sia. Great job!

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  2. People always want to do what they want to do…no matter what the consequences are, then, they want a quick fix to repair the damage they have caused themselves! Some things are not repaired quickly, and some can not be repaired at all… if the right thing is done….they wouldn’t have the problem of needing to be fixed! Great story …on needing a fix!

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