Scribe’s Cave Picture Prompt #65

And speaking of therapies and surgery, our prompt this week gives new meaning to the old phrase, “physician, heal thyself,” does it not?

I wonder if he used ether?

Tell us his story …


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


April 30, 1961. Leonid Rogozov, the only surgeon on an Antarctic expedition, performing surgery on himself after suffering from appendicitis