Write a story or post with an open ending, and let your readers invent the conclusion.
Nancy was still at work when she got the phone call. Her brother Ron made the call.
“Nancy, I think Walter just had a heart attack,” Ron said.
Nancy’s heart started beating so fast; she thought she was having a heart attack.
“What happened, Ron? Where is he now? How did this happen?” Nancy popped off the questions quickly; trying to take hold of the situation, trying to maintain control. This was her husband they were talking about!
“Calm down, Nancy. I think Walter will be okay. They are working on him in the emergency room.”
“What emergency room? Where did they take him?” Nancy shot back.
“I’m trying to tell you, if you will just calm down and listen.”
Nancy took several deep breaths and tried to still the anxiety traveling every nerve inside her body.
When she felt calmer, she spoke to her brother again.
“Okay, Ron, I’m feeling calmer now. Just tell me what hospital he is in and you can tell me the details later. I just want to see my husband and know that he is okay.”
“There is a cop, Ralph Turner, do you remember him?”
“Good. He is on his way to pick you up and bring you to the hospital. Okay?”
“Well Ron, I could have driven myself.”
“Not while you are nervous and anxious,” her brother replied.
Nancy sighed. She supposed he was right.
“Okay,” Nancy said into the phone, “I’ll see you there.”
She hug up the phone, slipped it into her purse, shut down her computer, and put all the files she had been working on into a locked drawer. Then she walked up to the front of the office. She saw Ralph pull up to the curb. Before he could get out of his car she turned to the receptionist and said, “Jill, my husband has had a heart attack and I’m going to the hospital now. Please hold all my calls.
Jill nodded and Nancy stepped outside to meet Ralph.
When they reached the hospital, Ralph rushed Nancy into the ER. He told the nurse that she was Walter’s wife.
“I think they have him just about ready to move to a room,” the nurse said taking Nancy’s arm and guiding her toward cubicle C. The nurse drew the curtain back slightly, so Nancy could step inside.
Nancy took one look and put her hands over her mouth to keep from screaming.
Take it and go…..