My thanks are due to Ted Strutz for this interesting picture which gave me four flash fiction stories in quick succession. Why have I chosen to publish this one? Now I am wondering what makes a story readable and worth publishing.
Miss Catherty realised that memories are strange things, but today of all days to remember that dreadful day her brother disappeared through the ice. For this memory to surface just as she was sitting her finial examination to qualify as a doctor – It beggared belief. Then again her drive to cure people stemmed from that terrible moment. Didn’t it?
As she looked down on the examination paper she realised that she was skating on thin ice. Just like Tom she was in danger of falling through the ice but there was no wooden branch for her. So she walked out.