Sep 11 2018

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Reconstructing a scene (Practice)

Posted at 6:29 AM under Assignments

It was a beautiful day outside for a September day. Leaves are starting to fall off of trees. Not a lot of clouds in the sky. “An unusual day for this time of year,” said the radio DJ on Classic Rock 99.5.

I’m driving in my 2002 Chevy Tracker with one of my taillights covered in red lens tape. Body and frame damages and no bumper. The tape covered some of the scars on my Tracker from a car accident that happened less than a month ago.

I was finally going to my doctor’s appointment that I missed on Friday. Instead, I took my 13-year-old half lab and half chow dog Pegasus to her doctor’s office.

I was leaving school after being there for a couple of hours. I had to have a flu shot. I thought to myself, “Yay, needles,” as I’m driving to the doctor’s office.

I also thought this would be one of the last times I go to this doctor’s office. My doctor’s office ranges from birth to 22-year-olds for patients.

My mind was also telling me to get there in time for the appointment. Luckily, the drive was only less than five minutes from Morningside College and plenty of parking spaces open.

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2 Responses to “Reconstructing a scene (Practice)”

  1. fuglsangon 18 Sep 2018 at 4:38 AM 1

    This is a different style, and if this was part of a story you wouldn’t be able to maintain it throughout. So think about how you would change the point of view. How would you move out of the first person to become the observer?

    Kind of cool that Mari (?) noted the DJ’s comment, and then brought it back during your discussion. Somehow it got lodged in memory.

  2. fuglsangon 18 Sep 2018 at 4:46 AM 2

    OK. Maybe I just got up too early this morning.

    I just read Mari’s piece and I now see this is you, so, no, you wouldn’t necessarily have to change point of view. It also kind of explains the DJ memory.

    This could link to an actual story. Health care and insurance have been in the news a lot recently. Finding a doctor can be difficult; changing doctors is also pain. Especially if you have to leave one you like. How do you choose? Does the clinic choose for you? Is there a Yelp for doctors?