(Author’s note: I hate waking up early for work, and coming home in the mid-afternoon. Ruins the writing atmosphere. I get all tired and blah. Today’s fictioneers is brought to you by exhaustion from monotonous work. “One note to bore them…” Enjoy!)
by Miles H. Rost
Jane McCready bolted up and looked around frantically. She saw the nurse and started breathing slowly again. She clutched the book she was reading near to her.
“It’s a good book isn’t it?”
The nurse smiled as she undid the blood pressure cuff.
“You donated a good pint and a half today. I know that someone’s going to be happy about that.”
Jane smiled. She knew that reading books helped her in giving more blood.
“See you in 6 weeks?”
“Same book, same old vein!”
Jane grinned, as she walked out.
Nobody has written anything in a similar vein
HA! Excellent pun! I’m gonna use that!
She was probably reading Blood Works by Michael Connelly. That’s guaranteed to build the pressure up!
My story is a but click away!
Possible, but I think she’s got her own tastes. I heard something about Kyle Mills in there.
Giving blood is good. Why read a book? Is it a distraction of some kind?
Sitting and giving blood, or plasma/platelets, gets very boring. Having a book helps pass the time. In Jane’s case, because she’s so engrossed in the book, she’s very relaxed, which means her blood moves a bit easier.
Yes, I wished I read a book when giving blood, it took ages. I think the nurse missed the vein.
That sounds painful. They never miss mine. They’re pretty prominent. XD
I read books everywhere I go, any time I have to wait. Sure beats doing nothing 🙂
I usually have a pad and paper, get ideas on paper, then forget them for a year or 4.
That thought has crossed my mind 🙂