Brand New Day

“I came as soon as I could, doctor. Is he awake?”
“Yes, he came out of it about thirty minutes ago. We called you immediately.”
“HAS HE WATCHED TELEVISION?!?” Her voice rang down the hall – and the doctor blanched.
“Oh, God – nobody thought…it was…the rush to get…”

But she was already down the hall, into the room…and heard the television.

“President Obama urged people everywhere to not panic – with less than a week to go, he reminded Americans that we can still build…”

And she saw that the bed was empty, and the window was open. The curtains fluttered lazily, naively trying to hide their crime.

She strode towards the window, waving away the doctor’s protests. What the hell – she’d been thinking it for weeks now.

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