May 14, 2011

Saturday Centus - 05/14/11 Small Sacrifices

It's time for Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus. Each week, Jenny provides us with a prompt (appearing below, in bold text). With this prompt, we have exactly 100 words with which to provide a story.

Being a rule breaker, I have included a picture at the end of my story (Sorry, Jenny).

Small Sacrifices
The plastic immobilizer, being warmed by the light of a gooseneck lamp, reminded me of snow angels. Evan, my three-week old son and I waited in an exam room.

When the urologist entered, I kissed Evan on the forehead, and handed my only son to the nurse. As I opened the exam door to leave, I looked back at the scene.

Strapping my naked infant into the Circumstraint, the nurse whispered “Hush little baby, don’t cry.”

I sobbed when I heard Evan’s shrieks from the waiting room. Five minutes later, my son was no longer burdened by his foreskin.

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19 comments:

  1. Nice nurse for such a painful moment...oh how we hate to hear our children cry...well done 'Mrs. Cleaver'...Peace and blessings

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  2. Wow, that was really a unique tale on the prompt. Glad I never experienced hearing our 4 sons wails while they were having that done...yikes !

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  3. What an unusual take on the promt, but very well done. I never would have thought of this one.

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  4. Ouch! Beautiful words to describe a very painful moment. Well done.

    Namaste........cj

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  5. Ouch, indeed. That made me cross my legs while reading it and I'm not even male.

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  6. Oh I've been here twice.... great take on this prompt....and thank-you for a happy ending!

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  7. I always wondered how they kept them still...

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  8. At least the poor little guy had some good comfort going on.

    heehee ...Had to chuckle at the "Circumstraint."

    =)

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  9. OMG! That contraption is horrible to look at!! Glad it didn't take hours. Very original take on the prompt!!

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  10. At least the poor little guy had some good comfort going on...

    Had to laugh at the "Circumstraint"...

    =)

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  11. I think I would rather the doctor cut off my finger than to torture my baby like that. The same goes for puppy tails. How horrible to inflict pain on another human being. Is it really necessary these days? I mean aren't they finding out it's better to have it now??

    Your use of the prompt was seamless. Good job!!~Ames

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  12. I love your unique take on the prompt. I've been to a bris but never saw a circumstraint. I'm so glad you broke the rules with that picture. It is ironic that it should be reminiscent of snow angels.
    xoRobyn

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  13. Yikes and ouch is right. Certainly different, and most uncomfortable; Ames makes good points. The style is clean, almost surgical too, and reads well.

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  14. What a mountain of "outcry" from we mothers of sons. As that act was preformed at birth, was unconscious at the time .... blessedly. Wow ... that was interesting and unexpected!!!!

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  15. Unique take on the prompt. Brought back some memories for me with my sons. Nicely done!

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  16. Oh my!! I didn't know they put them in something like that. Our son got that done at the hospital but he just kind of had it done and we weren't there for it. I feel so bad about that.

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  17. June, you always manage to outdo yourself week after week! Awesome story that seriously made me flinch! I'm going to have some nightmares now of that Circumstraint! Great job!

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  18. Holy cow! Ouch oh I don't like that story. But yes, very nicely done

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  19. Circumstraint. Brilliant. Amazing. I'm glad I was totally out of it when they did this to my son. I don't know if I could have stood the thought!

    Incredible writing as always, Miss JFC!

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