For this weeks Flash! Friday we had to incorporate the element of Discovery into a story about this prompt:
Clot Bey in Egyptian army uniform teaching the first modern Anatomy lesson at Abu-Zaabal, Egypt in 20 June 1829.
A Sheep in Wolves clothing
I sit, quietly making notes. The other students laugh and joke around me, they are barely paying attention. The class is to teach them how to kill, where to strike, how to maximize suffering. It is wasted on them, they are young and foolish, convinced they are invincible.
The teacher scans the room, looking for his next victim. He catches my eye and points, “You boy, how would you treat a knife wound?”
I shrug, feigning indifference. He tuts disapprovingly, “Your attitude is unacceptable. See me after class.”
I blush and shrink in my seat.
After class I try to slink away but he corners me, “You are no soldier. Why are you here?”
I panic and blurt out the answer, “I am going to be a doctor, I want to travel to far away lands and save peoples lives.”
He smiles knowingly, “Well young lady, your secret is safe with me. So how would you treat a knife wound?”