99 Word Count
By Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris
February 7, 2022, Carrot Ranch Literary Community prompt and special assistance from Dr. Avery . Form In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes anxiety.
Reposted by D.Avery @shiftnshake
The pounding on the door was beginning to irritate me. My recliner wasn’t too far away from it but it might as well have been a million miles.
My neighbor let the paramedics in with his key. I tried to tell them to go away but, as I couldn’t breathe so well, nothing emerged but a strangled gasp for breath.
Oxygen installed over my nose, the little paramedic diagnosed me with an anxiety attack. He suggested I seek out professional help. They left.
Leaving me alone in my recliner with my mask on, still battling COVID-19 and pneumonia.