This was a Flash Fiction contest in a magazine to win a Kindle.
The contest was to write a horror story in 60 words starting with the sentence;
“A sudden echo from the corridor said this place wasn’t deserted after all.”
I came up with this;
A sudden echo from the corridor said this place wasn’t deserted after all.
I got the nurse’s attention, she said Doctor Byrne would be back soon. Then she left.
Byrne had said the boy would be fine if I kept squeezing the red ball wired to him.
It was getting dark.
At 5AM the boy with no heart fell asleep.
I pumped his blood for him.
My hand was getting very, very tired.
Didn’t win but still got published in the first issue of the magazine.