Welcome to the Friday BoomerLit Blog Hop. I'm sharing with other authors who have written novels about people born during the Post War Baby Boom, now experiencing the next chapter in their lives. Check out the list of other authors participating this week, here:
Read a snippet from my novel TELL THEM I DIED, below. The story continues with Jackson waking up in the hospital in Las Vegas, far from his home in Memphis.
Jackson barely peeped through his eyelids when he tried to respond, “Mmmp nnn.”
Oh no, my tongue is so swollen I can’t talk.
He looked around the room and then to his body, taking in the IV dripping into his right arm, the blood pressure cuff on his left, wires stuck to his chest and legs for an EKG monitor, and a damn catheter.
How did I get here?
He tried talking again, sounding like a cartoon dog. “Rmph rrlll.”
“Don’t try to talk Mr. Gooding. You had an allergic reaction." the nurse said.
I asked that woman if the gumbo had shellfish in it. She lied! I never had a reaction this bad before.
“It’s a good thing your lady took good care of you. When you collapsed, she called 9-1-1 right away. She thought you had stopped breathing. And the medics had difficulty giving you CPR. A gentleman your age, you have to be cautious. We had to put your medication in the IV. After the doctor sees you, he may remove the IV.”
My lady, my ass. That Bonita.
Jackson pretended to write on his hand, and let out a loud doggy sound.
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