Dr Bunsen! What have you done?

Dark! The lab, the feeling in the air, the last chapter written for nanowrimo. Not the end, mind you, just a flashback from the days of ancient Europe, "Dr. Bunsen" just held up her plague-mask in a ray of sunlight and petitioned the lord that it not be her last earthly memory.

 

“In a dimly lit infirmary on the outskirts of the city, “Dr. Bunsen” stood up from her small desk. Cloaked in a long black robe, she grabbed the bird-like mask from under the cabinet of herbal concoctions. Cradling the protective gear in the crook of her arm she packed the inside of the proboscis with juniper berries, rose petals, and straw as she readied herself for the long day of attending to the black-lipped , lesion afflicted, victims of the Bubonic Plague. She held the beak in her palm and raised it up into what few rays of sunlight danced through an otherwise shaded window. The smell of new leather and herbs clung in the moist air. She shivered a little at the hideous look of the thing. She stared at it and prayed to god that what she saw before-her wouldn’t haunt her on her own deathbed. She shivered again and made the sign of the cross. Carrying the mask under one arm, and her silver crucifix-tipped cane under the other, she donned her kidskin leather hat and stepped through the doorway onto the cobblestone. A clanging bell resounded through the city.”

 

Oh poor, poor Dr. Bunsen. What have you done my dear?

 

Even Jim Morrison knew, "You cannot petition the Lord with prayer!"

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Comments (12)

  1. noahbody

    LOL! An excellent write!

    November 07, 2016
    1. notthinking

      Thank you. I had some trouble with the editor. I hope it wasn’t spamming everyone.

      November 07, 2016
      1. noahbody

        It wasn’t.

        November 07, 2016
        1. notthinking

          That is good. I was trying to take the MS Word coding out. 20 edits later, success!

          November 07, 2016
          1. noahbody

            I use Notepad for that reason.

            November 07, 2016
            1. notthinking

              Thank you for the pro-tip. The weird thing was, I transferred it to note after but somehow it seemed to get stuck or something. I prefer to write in Scrivener but I am unable to use it at the moment. No worries, I will figure this all out at some point.

              November 07, 2016
          2. noahbody

            OK.

            November 07, 2016
  2. Bettymom

    As Dr. Bunsen would say, “Oh, rats!”

    November 07, 2016
    1. notthinking

      Plague rats! Oh how they scurry down the bow and aft lines of the death ships in the harbor. What insidious gifts they behold from far off lands.

      November 07, 2016
  3. notthinking

    Heavens to hydrogen! What are we all doing up at this ungodly hour? I personally had a task to complete.

    November 07, 2016
  4. stonehead

    Say Jim Morrison and its like putting smelling salts next to my nose. wakes me up. I pay attention. thanks for the look in and nod and acknowledgement. Just came back from a nfl football game where we barely beat Buffalo New York team from stealing a win from us on the last set of plays. Monday Night Football and was a warm fall night, maybe Indian Summer. Tiring, but was something I enjoy. Grown men getting paid millions to knock the snot out of each other. I blame it on the 1958 Chicago Bears. And here I am years later paying to go to games. So this was one of those nights. thanks for the nod and wink with my blog. wrote it before the game. reflection of the Election that will occur tomorrow and then I can go on to Holidays and such. take care of you.

    November 08, 2016
    1. notthinking

      Thank you stonehead, just an excerpt from my rough draft. I don’t generally start 4 sentences with the same word! LOL!

      November 08, 2016