The last Truth or Fiction post was true. Yes, I have said good-bye to a few houses but that particular one I felt needed it the most. Or maybe I’m just weird. Toss up.
Sorry I didn’t post last week. Life got in the way. So with that, here’s this weeks story….Is it Truth or Fiction?
Dialing D for Drama
“911, what is your emergency?”
“I need an ambulance and the police. Someone has been stabbed.”
“Where are they now?”
“In my hallway! They are bleeding pretty bad.”
“Ok, give me your address and phone number. I’ve already dispatched the police and they should be there shortly.”
A little shaken she gives the dispatcher her name, address, and phone number. She’s told to stay on the line until the police arrive.
“How old is the person who’s been stabbed?”
“I don’t know, early twenties maybe.”
“Can you see where he is stabbed or how many times?”
“Not really, there is too much blood. He’s holding his stomach but I can see that he’s been stabbed at least twice in the shoulder and his elbow is sliced open.”
“You’re doing really well. As soon as the police get there I will let you off the phone. Do you know if the assailant is still around?”
“Well, I hope not! But no, as far as I know, they are not around.”
She looks at the young man moaning on her floor and notices for the first time all the blood on the doors and walls and a thought comes into her mind about what a mess she will have to clean up later. Strange thought in the middle of a bloody drama but it seemed to settle her.
She should be more upset. More…she didn’t know exactly. Not this calm. Not this blasé about a man laying on her floor possibly bleeding to death of multiple knife wounds. The dispatcher interrupted her thoughts with another question.
“Do you know the man who’s been stabbed?”
“No, we don’t. He just came up to my husband while he was outside and asked for help.”
Another stray thought crossed her mind as she glanced with worry at the young man now writhing on her floor in pain. Her husband seemed to attract drama like this. It was like he was a drama magnet. Not his fault really, she supposed. She always thought she was the one who attracted it and she did and had plenty of times in the past. Now she was married to someone who did the same thing. Shit.
All she wanted was a quiet life now. No drama. Nothing like this. She wanted boring for a while. Was that so bad? Was that asking too much for her life now? Seems so.
Sighing she saw her front door open and the police coming in. Finally. Someone who could take over.
“The police are here now.” She said into the phone to the dispatcher.
“Yes, I hear them. I will let you go then. You did really well. Goodnight.”
So is this story based on truth or is it fiction? Let me know! How would you have handled a situation like this?