DFF: Stimulus

I feel like today’s piece is packed with power. It can be taken in a few different ways, so I hope you enjoy.

Today’s Prompt:  When I went to receive the results of my blood test, they told me they were classified.

Today’s Story:


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Another day, another doctor. Seems a never ending circle of tests. Today I was finally supposed to hear back from the last round of tests. Hopefully this will be the last set.
Looking around the waiting room, the faces blur like so much white noise. Looking around, I walk over and find a magazine and sit down with it. Flipping through I see page after page of ads, more white noise. Sometimes I can’t help but feel that life is just one big white noise event. The constant stimuli, the constant battering of information.

Hearing my name I jump a little. Getting up I walk to the nurse standing by the doors. “Sorry about that, seems I was lost in my own little world,” I say with a slight smile.

“Please, follow me.” Her voice yet another drone in the cacophony around me.
She takes me back and checks my blood pressure and pulse. “The doctor will be along momentarily.” She says and leaves me in the sterile room. Such a stark contrast to the noise of the waiting area. So much white around me, it is almost painful after the constant stimulus always coming at us. Almost makes you wonder if they do that on purpose, to unsettle you some.

The brief knock at the door pulls me out of my thoughts. The doctor walks in. “Hello Jordan. You are here for your results, correct?” He asks, shaking my hand.

“Yes. I am hoping that we finally have an answer…” I trail off.

“Well I am to inform you that I am sorry, but the test result is classified. There is nothing further I can do for you. I am terribly sorry.” And with that, he turns on his heel and walks out of the room.

I just sit there, mouth open. Now what?

What did you think? What comes to mind for you when you read the story? What story does the prompt show you? Please share in the comments below!  And if you like what you find here, be sure to check out the anthologies I am published in!  MN Emerging Writers and the National Edition!



3 thoughts on “DFF: Stimulus”

    1. I do believe that this is one of my favorites from this year so far! It is just amazing seeing what comes from the prompts and how much my writing is improving with it!

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