The pain in Mirrabella’s chest intensified and her fear matched it. Softly she hummed “Whenever I feel afraid,” but on this occasion it didn’t stop her panic rising so she sat to see if it would go away when she stopped walking. The dog, in perfect harmony with her, sat and waited patiently.
The pain eased and she set off, only to have it return almost immediately so she walked into the doctors surgery she was passing and told them she suspected she was having a heart attack. After blood tests, ECGs, auscultation and interview the doctor pronounced her a well-oiled machine with no evidence of any heart problem. ‘The pain may be eased,” the doctor said “if you stop your dog from pulling on the lead as this is causing the tendons in the shoulder and chest to tear, giving you the chest pain.”
In response to Zoe’s six sentence story prompt