Amy sighed. She looked around the hospital room. Uncle Ben looked healthier than ever. Gran updated him on the latest news from home.

“Let’s go to the girls’ room,” whispered Bess. They raced down the passage.

“Let’s switch off the lights!” giggled Amy. She pulled the string hanging from the ceiling. A bell rang. They stared at each other wide-eyed. Footsteps rushed their way.

“Hide, quickly!” said Amy. Amy hid behind the door. Bess pulled her feet up onto the toilet seat.

The footsteps entered. “Is everything all right?” They froze. “No playing in here!”
The footsteps faded.

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Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
1 year ago

This sounds like something a couple of bored girls actually could do while visiting a family member in a hospital. I bet they were surprised when they discovered what they had done. A fun read, Marianna.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

I feel like I went back to childhood when I read this story, Marianna. Playing, running, and hiding. It’s so nice to be a kid again. A fun read. Good job, Marianna.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Marianna Pieterse
1 year ago

You’re welcome, Marianna.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

Those darned emergency pull cords. I can’t recall just how many false alarms I ran to in a panic during my time as a nurse. And we had to remain cool, calm and collected for every single one, so I feel for the poor nurse in your story. Enjoyable read regardless ?

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
Reply to  Marianna Pieterse
1 year ago

Consider yourself chastised ??

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Susan Dawson
Susan Dawson(@susan-dawson)
1 year ago

I did it at a hotel gym. Never noticed it was red.

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
1 year ago

This happened to my mum when she was in hospital Marianna. She was so embarrassed! You’ve captured the mischievous nature of the two girls really well Marianna. Good job!

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