Friday Fictioneers is a fun challenge to write a 100 word story from a picture prompt. It’s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. A different picture prompt is provided weekly.
The intensity of the needle entering my flesh, followed by the tug of suture material was not the pain I expected; it was a unique form of anesthesia. I was a relieved to have my attention focused on one spot, drawn to the task of closing the gapping wound in my right side.
I never closed an incision before, but watched enough surgical procedures to know the basics. Not a great job, probably an average one, based on the scar I have 20 years later. Had anyone else been attending to the bayonet wound, I would have probably gone insane.