He checks the clock.
Three minutes later than the last time he checked.
The doctor said she'd ring at ten.
But she's busy.
He knows that.
Don't worry, she said.
Wait for the test results.
No point speculating before then.
The phone rings.
Taking a breath he takes the call.
This is the 179th fifty-word story in the Humpbuckle Tales series. You can find all the tales reblogged on the @humpbuckletales account.
Humpbuckle Tales are 50-word stories that can be read independently, but when read as a whole a bigger story begins to emerge.
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