Getting Off Lightly – short fiction by MorgEn Bailey

The following piece of flash fiction is from Morgen’s larger short story collection (250 stories), Fifty 5pm Fictions Collection, available in eBook and paperback from Amazon  and Morgen’s online store where you can not only instantly download the collection but also purchase the paperback dedicated to you or as a present! We hope you enjoy this story…

Getting Off Lightly

Hearing the bones snap as he fell, Graham cursed himself for being so stupid. He’d known they were fragile, being so old and yet he’d been this careless; not keeping a hand free to hold the stair rail.

“Mr Simmonds!” Tony, one of his students, yelled, then tried to help him to stand until Graham yelped.

“My leg!” he whimpered as Tony lowered him on to one of the bottom steps.

“Take it easy, Mr Simmonds.”

Graham rolled up his trouser leg and winced.

Tony tutted. “That looks nasty.”

“Deep cut, that’s all, but look at Henry.”

Tony stared over at the class’ skeleton lying in pieces on the newly-polished hallway floor and shrugged. “We’re here to learn how to mend people. Henry will probably be the only one that we won’t hear complaining… I’d say we’ll be getting off lightly.”


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