Eric Sentell teaches at Southeast Missouri State University, blogs for several Medium publications, and tries to write fiction. His previous fiction publications include Long Story Short, Unlikely Stories, The Penmen Review; BODY Lit; The Bookends Review; and Hobart Online. Follow him on Medium @ericsentell or Twitter @eric_sentell. Eric recommends the charity Compassion International.
The EMTs stopped dead in their tracks and stared at the patient on the inclined gurney, one open-mouthed, the other squinting. We darted to each side of him as the EMTs moved. His blue eyes appeared alert despite the blood in them and the purple ringing them.