June 20, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about having to wait. Who is waiting and what for? Think about how the wait impacts the character or the story. Go where the prompt leads!

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  https://carrotranch.com/2019/06/21/june-20-flash-fiction-challenge/



He chuckled when he asked, “Where did you say you’re calling from?” 

“Flor’da,” I replied. “I’m looking for my brother. His friend said he was in this hospital.”

“I’m not able to provide any information.”

“Look!”  I yelled out at the insufferable jerk.  “He has Down Syndrome. He’ll be frightened!”

“I can say he wasn’t in an accident, but HIPAA rules… I can’t tell you anything else.”

“What do hippos have to do with it?”  I asked.  “He’s not an ape in a zoo.”

So… until I can hop a plane to Oregon, he’ll wonder why he’s all alone.