Welcome to Three Word Thursday #15. This week, joining the quondam word-list, we have rubefacient, senticous, & divagations. We also have a whole list of perspicacious writers. If you enjoy reading my story, leave a comment then click on the names of the other players and go see how they used the words. You’ll be entertained (and possibly educated) all at once.
“Doctor,” Nurse Spanner began the introductions, “This is Detective Vincent A. Copper. He works for the Barbaresco County Sheriff’s Department. Detective Copper, this is Doctor Kilgare.”
“Hello, Doctor,” Copper shook the shorter man’s pudgy hand. “I would like to question Ms. Wheeler. What is her current medical status?”
“Question her?” Dr. Kilgare’s voice cracked. He appeared to be out of breath and beads of sweat glistened on his glaborous head. “Excuse me,” he said, and mopped at his face with an oversized white handkerchief.
“Are you ill, Doctor?” Copper motioned at Bobby Argyle to bring a chair. The young officer brought the chair from his duty post outside Janice Wheeler’s door.
“No,” the doctor answered, but he sank into the chair gratefully. “I just … just had to walk up …” he gasped for breath …” three flights of stairs.” Again the doctor mopped his forhead and face. “Those young green power … gangsters! H-have commandeered the elevators and … and are … are staging a .. a … a sit-in!”
The senticous Nurse Spanner interrupted the doctor’s divagations and finished crisply. “They’re demanding we stop all non-essential power use immediately. If a patient dies because medical staff or equipment couldn’t get to them quickly enough, I will see that every one of those punks rots in jail!”
Copper turned to Bobby Argyle. “Check it out,” he ordered and nodded his head toward the elevator. Argyle hesitated. He pointed toward Janice Wheeler’s room. “My post, sir?”
“I’ve got it covered,” Copper answered. “I won’t move until you get back.”
“Right,” Argyle said. “Where are they?”
“F-first fl-oor,” Dr. Kilgare answered. And Argyle disappeared into the stairwell.
Nurse Spanner checked her wrist watch and murmurred that she’d be right back. Copper watched her fit a stethoscope to her ears as she entered Janice Wheeler’s room.
“Okay, Doc. When can I see –” Copper turned back to his companion just in time to the pudgy little man slide off his chair and onto the floor.
Kilgare clutched at his chest and murmurred, “Heart … heart.” Or maybe it was hurt, hurt. Whichever, Copper got the message loud and clear and shouted for Nurse Spanner. He bent down and loosened the good doctor’s clothes.
Spanner came on the run. She took one look and started shouting orders. Medical staff seemed to appear like ants from the woodwork. Copper was shoved aside, bells started clanging. Someone yelled, “Get a gurney!”
Copper backed up to Janice Wheeler’s door and watched. He stared at the doctor’s rubefacient face and wondered if his collapse was caused by the exercise of climbing the stairs, or if there was another, more sinister cause.
No doctor’s were actually harmed in the writing of this post.
Three Word Thursday #16:
Every Thursday I will give you three new words. You have until the following Thursday to compose a story using all three of the words. Then, on that following Thursday, post your story. After you post, come by here and sign in to Mr. Linky. If you sign in and don’t post a story. I will delete your link.
Got it? Good! In that case: Your story is due on: May 28th, 2009
(Oh! And if anybody else has tripped across the perfect word (like Nessa when she sent in tyro and Fandango for niddering and a few others!) and wants to send me one, or two, or three, or thirty, I’ll throw them in the word jar and post them when I pick them!)