FOWC: Forlorn

“OK Miss Bell, you can calm down now, the ambulance is on it’s way, you’ll be in the hospital very soon”

“Ttthhhannnkyou” the hapless Miss Bell sobbed and stuttered.

“It’s alright, hush now, you’re going to be fine” The young woman had been clinging to him like a limpet to a rock for the last 20 minutes and he was fast running out of platitudes. He wasn’t helped by the fact that he’d lost all feeling in his right arm where he’d been cradling her. He tried to shift his position slightly but she just tightened her grip, he sighed and tried to keep hold ofΒ  his fast dwindling patience.

“Miss Bell, please” The incessant sniveling was really beginning to get on his nerves.

“I…..I…….could….have…….died”

‘Oh, for heaven’s sake, how many times was she going to say that!’ He tried not to roll his eyes.

“Yes, I know but you didn’t. Miss Bell, honestly you’re going to be fine; look, here’s the ambulance now”

‘Thank God for that’ he thought as he eased Miss Bell up into standing, thereby relieving his aching muscles.

“Alright love, we’re here now, can someone tell me what happened please” The paramedic took calm control immediately.

“Um, well, Miss Bell had an encounter with a tiger..it was only a baby” he added hurriedly “There are notices everywhere warning the public not to enter the enclosure but she just………” He tailed off and look at the incredulous faces of the two paramedics.

“Miss Bell” one of them said “I have to ask, what on earth possessed you?”

“He……he….was..so…little and he….he…just…looked so…….forlorn,Β I wanted….to….hug….hiiiimmmmmmm” The last word turned into a pitiful wail and she threw herself into the arms of the paramedic.

A tiny tale written in response toΒ Fandango’sΒ one word prompt.

Lisa x

  25 comments for “FOWC: Forlorn

  1. January 27, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Aww, giving a hug to a 🐯 πŸ…

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  2. January 27, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Lol Lisa that was great! I really like it!

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  3. January 27, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    They’re all just like pussy cats…………aren’t they?

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  4. January 27, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    I guess she never heard the old adage about never grabbing a tiger by the tail. Even a cute little one.

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  5. blindzanygirl
    January 27, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    I don’t know whether to feel sorry for the tiger or the woman! Oh and if course thenpoir man who found himself involved? A goid tale Lusa x

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    • January 27, 2019 at 4:56 pm

      Don’t worry Lorraine no-one was really hurt in the making of this story πŸ˜‰ xxx

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      • blindzanygirl
        January 27, 2019 at 5:15 pm

        Oh lol Lisa xxx. Not quite sure how my efforts will br taken lol. I think they will think I have taken to writing erituca lol. Ooooh, what a GOOD idea!

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      • January 27, 2019 at 5:24 pm

        Well I liked it, erotic or not πŸ˜‰ xx

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      • blindzanygirl
        January 27, 2019 at 5:26 pm

        Lol Lusa. It’s funny – it just kind of GREW whilst the wind was howling outside lol. Then I realised how it sounded. Oh well….. xx

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      • January 27, 2019 at 5:44 pm

        Well things grow like that what can you do? πŸ˜‰ XX

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      • blindzanygirl
        January 27, 2019 at 5:56 pm

        Lol I KNOW. Ha ha. What CAN you do! Xx

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      • January 27, 2019 at 5:59 pm

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰ xx

        Like

  6. January 28, 2019 at 12:38 am

    That was great…a priceless ending!

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  7. January 28, 2019 at 1:32 am

    well done my friend!

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    • January 28, 2019 at 7:20 am

      Thanks Wendi 😊 hows life with you? Xx

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      • January 30, 2019 at 6:59 am

        My pleasure!
        Life has sent me on a ride I did not expect to take πŸ™‚ And you my dear?

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      • January 30, 2019 at 7:19 am

        Life is like that and we have no choice but to ride along with it :O)
        I am well thanks Wendi xx

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      • January 30, 2019 at 4:37 pm

        πŸ™‚ You are so right!
        I am so happy to read you are well! Bless you!

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  8. Boo
    January 28, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Does this tale end with someone that…….grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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