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.”

###

We'd love you to leave a comment, thank you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.