The doctor glanced one final time at the computer monitor, as if for confirmation. She then turned to me and said…
This Friday Fiction Writing Prompt is all about the narrator’s reaction. The doctor is about to speak. What do they say and what is the reaction? It can be good or bad news, or even something else. The doctor’s words might relate to the narrator or another member of the family. However, the words will cause an emotional response. Writing this prompt in the first person allows you to really get under the skin of your character.
There is an emotional scene in the TV series Breaking Bad. Walter White is told that he has terminal lung cancer. The doctor is talking away but Walter isn’t listening to the words. Walter is focussed on a stain of sauce on the doctor’s coat. That’s Walter’s reaction to the doctor’s words. What will the reaction be in your fiction?
No rules on length, just write and enjoy. Stretch your literary muscles with this writing prompt.