The lost hour

“It was… it was… it was lighter than…” Dr. Ms. Mc Reynolds White screamed and
stuttered in confusion and distaste.
“What was lighter?” Dr. Oman, Dr. Ms. Tessie Owen and Dr. Mc Cain chorally cut
in.
“I mean… it was later. Later than I thought it was.
In the end, her colleague Dr. Mc Crain, calmed her down, but she was just the hot
tempered type and there wasn’t any debate about that. Quickly, she took a
poisonous injection from the Lab., thinking suicide was the next agenda.
Few days ago, Dr. Thomas Green, a Pediatric Neurosurgeon of ‘LIFE ASSURANCE
MEDICAL CENTER’, came with the daily times newsletter, alerting everyone in the
hospital about the commencement of the once-in-three-years Science Contest of
five hundred thousand U.S dollars with a Honorary Certificate of a year validity
coupled with a speech delivery at the annual International Conference of
Neurosurgeons Worldwide and about its short deadline, which was an hour.
Her self-centered Boss, Dr. Patrick, had engaged everyone with hectic work on the
day of the contest that he alone might submit his own entry; for fear that he
might have competitive rivals, but some wiser ones sought hideouts to submit
their entry.
In other Organizations, Bosses would divine against their Doctors and Doctors
against themselves. They would divine sicknesses and diseases like the African
Yoruba herbalists of tattered shrines. Some would go as far as travelling out of the
States to seek diabolism; for it was a top competition that once one emerges the
winner, such would become an Icon of Neurosurgery, a Medical Landmark on
which others may thread and an automatic Mentor in the School of Pediatric
Neurosurgery. That was what warranted the selfishness of Dr. Thomas Green.
“Please, put the injection down and don’t hurt yourself.” Dr. Toner Red Jnr.
advised.
“You can submit your entry next time.” Dr. Ms. Tessie Owen added as she
attempted to seize the injection from the tender hands of Dr. Ms. Reynolds
White.

“That’s it! There will always be a ‘next time’.” Dr. Oman joined the team of
encouragement.
“Damn it! In the next three years, right? Let me alone. I wanna end it this way!”
As Dr. Ms. Tessie Owen attempted further to hold her hands, she threatened
again;
“If any of you move an inch, I’ll kill myself.”
Since no one was ready to die untimely, they respected and kept their heads and
maintained their positions, but right before the eyes of all the Doctors who
wanted to save and console her, she began her descent, renting apart her
gorgeous pink dress from its helm. She stabbed herself incessantly with the
Poisonous injection until it broke. She never survived it. She died with her last
words – ‘I better die than live to remember the lost hour’.

About Flourish Joshua 29 Articles
*BIOGRAPHY* Flourish Joshua, a.k.a FJSpeaks, an African Writer and Poet, was born on the 24th day of August in the late 19s. He hails from Adavi Local Government, in Kogi State, but was born in Kaduna and bred in Lagos. His hands founded Poetry at age 12 and he had been doing it with all his might. He bagged his School Cert. from Iganmode Grammar School, Ota, Ogun State. Where he was a page Poetry god and Lord of Literature. He has written over 500 reasonably professional Poems, (published and Unpublished) 10 Novels and 100s of short stories. On the 23rd day of Sept., He won the 3rd Prize at the 7th NGOZI AGBO Essay Competition hosted by the Prestigious University of Lagos. He is presently a writer for the General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Worldwide. Most of his Poems, published and unpublished, cuts across real life happenings, satirizes Governmental eerieness and deals with real life trends. His award winning Poems *"CHIDE ABUSE"* and *"ADISA'S JEWEL"* are spreading like wildfire, recently being published in the Yaba College of Technology's Anniversary Magazine. His Poems are currently being read by over five thousand people weekly in the Weekly publication of an International Organization. His works has been highly recognised by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos and other National and International dignitaries... He was recently appointed as one of the short story writers for TVC children show aired twice every week. Flourish Joshua is single as as the time this Biography was written. He is also a Singer, playwright, Dramatist, Song Writer and an Acoustic Lead Guitarist. The multi-talented young man aims for the mastery of his pen and to be widely read across the globe; changing and transforming lives through his writings as a life wire. 🍃 You can find Flourish Joshua on FB: Facebook.com/FlourishEmmanueal IG: Instagram.com/fjspeaks Twitter: twitter.com/fjspeaks

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