One of the most insidious illnesses to strike mankind was/is the polio virus. Prior to the development of a vaccine, the afflicted were placed in a device known as an iron lung. The device is actually called a negative pressure ventilator and it allows a person to breath when their own muscles are incapable of supporting such action. Here is a story about a woman who spent more than 60 years inside one!
This week’s prompt offers not one person, but four inside such a contraption. Tell us a story about them, their nurse, or the machine itself, won’t you?
As a writer of flash, you should be familiar with the following expectations:
- Word limit: keep it between 50-200 words
- If your flash has adult content, be sure to indicate such so that we can warn our more tender-aged readers
- Utilize the Linky below the image
- Submit by next Monday