"How's the legs today?" Same old question, different day.

"As usual…," came the non-committal response. There was no need to divulge any extra information.

After the ritual examination, the physiotherapist left the room.

He turned his back on the remaining occupant.

"I'll be in the kitchen if you need anything."

"Please shut the door on your way out!"

A silent click signalled her departure.

He positioned his hands, his face a mixture of concentration and pain…

It was slow… but the limb moved… a definitive jerk… ever-so-slightly… then it was still again…

A knowing gleam replaced the mixed expression.

You can find out more about the weekly drabble challenge, hosted by Aheila on her blog: http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/


  1. Ryan on February 28, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    An unexpected response? When no one’s looking, of course! But a victory all the same. Or am I missing the point here?

    • mish on February 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Mmm… he has a hidden agenda! 🙂

  2. Sarah Pearson on February 29, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I got the feeling he wanted to practice in secret in case he failed.

    • mish on February 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      You have the first part right 🙂 … but the second part wrong 🙁 He has been making progress, but doesn't want anyone to know about it… not yet…

  3. Broken Sparkles on February 29, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I wish you could continue this story and give more details …

    • mish on March 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      I have tons of story-starters & story ideas,  from doing these weekly 100-word challenges… all waiting to be told… 🙂

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