Friday Fictioneers: The Bad Leg

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

“I hate you.” He muttered as he limped down the street. It’s been over a year since his left leg was amputated due to his cancer and over six months since he was fitted with a prosthetic leg. He first thought was, finally, I get to do normal stuff again.

During the fitting, however, he felt anything but right. “Is it supposed to hurt?” He asked.

“Give it a few months,” the therapist said.

Now, six months later, he still felt enormous pain when he walked down the street. “Forget it,” he said and pulled the leg off.

(98 words)

Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple hosts Friday Fictioneers where we’re challenged to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words, more or less, based on the picture above.

23 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Bad Leg

  1. I have known of people who have gone through the same thing… the device being more painful than without. For me, it’s hearing aids, I hear far too much with them…tried them, gave them back to the doctor and told him I preferred the semi-silence.

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    1. I agree, some devices are worse to have than without. For me, it’s the CPAP machine. I can sleep so much better without it even though I do stop breathing ten times a night.

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  2. Its hard enough to find a shoe that fits. Imagine finding a perfect prosthesis. I say, he needs to go back to the drawing board and not give up till he’s got a comfortable one. They can work miracles these days! Assuming unlimited resources and time, of course!

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