SoCS — Don’t Worry I’m Fine

15942292-9F3E-43B2-A546-CEE8505A85DD“Are you okay?” the woman asked me as I was sprawled out, face down on the sidewalk.

“Yeah, I’m fine,” I said, although I actually wasn’t fine at all. I had been walking my dog Rufus and was just a few blocks from home when Rufus suddenly zigged when I expected him to zag. In order to avoid falling right on top of the dog, I maneuvered my body in such a way that resulted in my crash landing onto the cold, hard cement.

I tried to gather myself together, testing to make sure there were no broken bones. Satisfied, I stood up and saw that my jeans at both knees were torn and dark reddish stains were spreading across the denim material. “Damn,” I thought, “I just bought these jeans a few weeks ago.” And then I saw that a significant amount of skin had been scraped off the palms of both hands.

Fortunately, Rufus was fine, especially after I gave him a treat to apologize for almost tripping over him.

Rufus and I got back to the house a few minutes later and when we walked through the door, my wife, seeing all the blood on my hands and my jeans, screamed, “Omigod, what happened?”

I explained the incident to her while washing the blood off of my hands in the kitchen sink. “Oh Sweetie, are you all right?” I heard her say.

“Yeah, I’ll be fine once I get cleaned up,” I responded.

“I was talking to Rufus,” she said.


Written for today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill. The prompt is to create a post using the word “fine.”

13 thoughts on “SoCS — Don’t Worry I’m Fine

  1. Kijo March 3, 2018 / 4:50 am

    Ha ha ha. Like Rufus & you, your story zigged when I expected it to zag. You have great timing.

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  2. newepicauthor March 3, 2018 / 5:02 am

    Is this is the explanation of how you got hurt, or is this just a story to use the prompt fine? A few weeks back, you indicated that this story was to embarrassing to discuss. I guess once you are fully recovered, the embarrassment sort of fades away.

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  3. J-Dub March 3, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    Well of course she was talking to Rufus! lol 🙂

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  4. Sight11 March 4, 2018 / 1:56 am

    Wait is that how you got that rib injury you were telling me about. You know holding the sneeze..?

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