Thursday, 30 November 2006

drama in 3 parts - part 3

The alarm was still blaring.

The paramedics had arrived quickly and had our downstairs neighbour all wired up to a heart monitor.

He was still alive.

When the paramedics insisted on cutting off his jeans to look for damage he was conscious enough to protest.

I was utterly relieved that he was capable of speech.

The paramedics took him to hospital on a stretcher.

We watched the ambulance drive away.

As the ambulance disappeared out of sight, a very, very tall man, wearing thick rubber soled boots and overalls emerged from the darkness.

Someone had had the sense to phone the electricity board.

The extremely tall engineer put on a pair of industrial rubber gloves and a pair of safety goggles.

Effortlessly, apparently extending beyond his already remarkable height, he reached up to the remaining alarm and with a confident grip, dismantled it.

My ears stopped ringing several days later.

2 comments:

dormerportal said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha oh dear xxxx

slubomirski said...

Hi, the trilogy is one of your best bits of writing so far. It builds so well with very spare use of words.

I've now added a link from my blog to yours. As you have said nice things about mine in the past any chance you could reciprocate??
Thanks and Regards & happy New Year!!