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Ephemeral VIII

Ephemeral VIII

Is tact an essential aspect of good medical care?

Ephemeral - Being a series of short stories that allow the reader to look in on the day to day interactions of a fictional couple.

Flitting in tone from absurd to funny and at times even to poignant, the exchanges featured in each chapter are a fond look at the ephemeral nature of life, love and communication. They are also a very affectionate look on the part of the author at the love her characters have for one another.

Now please read on...

One afternoon, the question was asked:

“How was your visit to the doctor?”

“We may have to find a new medical practitioner.”

“Why? Are you ill?”

“No, I’m fine.”

“Then what’s wrong with the doctor we have?”

“Nothing, it’s the new receptionist who is the problem.”

“Is the receptionist treating the patients?”

“Don’t be daft! Of course not!”

“Well... ?”

“The first thing this new person said upon seeing me was: ‘Oh my! Have you always been short?’”

“Oh dear! What did you say?”

“I said, ‘No, I just got this way last week - that’s what I’m here to consult the physician about.’ … Why are you laughing?”

“... Never mind, we’ll start looking for a new doctor tomorrow.”

The End


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