The empty hospital

She was late and she decided to take a shortcut through the building site.

All the workmen were gone but still the sounds of the engines whirring made here wonder where they were.

The engines suddenly slowed down and stopped. She looked around at all the yellow machinery but again there was no one to be seen.

She stopped… She then questioned the logic in her not running away.

She began to walk, she walked faster than before. She then ran, she ran through the piles of palletes, jumping over boards and white bathroom equipment.

A flash of light and she was out cold on the hard gravel, a pool of blood oozing from the back of her head as she lay like a corpse.

several days later she woke up in a haze of confusion and tiredness.

She was on a hospital ward, she immediately pressed the nurse button and waited…

But no one came.

She carefully stood up in her thin blue apron and began to walk slowly through the ward and out to the reception area.

 

It was empty, only the whir of the flickering lights hinting and impending darkness.

 

She walked thurther out into the main corridors and still there was no one.

No doctors, no nurses, no patients.

The lights flickered again and one of the bulbs smashed and went out further down the corridor.

She continued to carefully pace, turning left where the sign pointed towards the exit.

Outside were empty cars and static ambulances.

Silence… No conversations, no traffic, not even a singing bird.

Just the trees around for life.

It seemed as though a deep sadness reflected from dim sun onto the windows of the empty buildings that surrounded.

She screamed, she screamed a powerful scream, she screamed with all her mind, body, heart and soul.

 

Her heart pacing like a fast kick drum she fell to her knees.

A tear fell from her left eye and rolled down her cheek… and another tear from her right. and her tears fell in floods to the ground below her.

 

 

 

 

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