So, I’ve cruised on to do day 4 of this deal and I’m gonna continue my method of reading the prompt, and winging it as I go. So, in the immortal words of Ex-Fox News correspondent Bill O’ Reilly, “Fuck it! We’ll do it live”
As always, if you wanna play along you can get the prompts here: http://30daychallengearchive.tumblr.com/post/832610035/writing-prompt-30-day-challenge
Day 4 —Write a story/excerpt to include the line, “Sorry, we can’t insure you for a journey like that.”
“Sorry, we can’t insure you for a journey like that.” Exclaimed the the Representative from AmeriCorp. “When you say, ‘Journey’ you mean my daughters life?” the new father responded to the agent with. “Well, I’m sorry sir, but being a female is considered a pre-existing condition. There’s to many variable for you to expect us to cover, I mean things like pregnancy, C-sections, breast cancer… It’s just too risky, then you add-on her heart condition, it’s just impossible. Is there anything else you can help you with?”
“Help” seemed like an odd choice of a word for the agent to use, but it was useless. He sighed and just hung up his phone without discourse. Marko and his wife just gave birth to Ruby, a beautiful baby, but were unable to provide any healthcare for her. Marko was fine, because he was healthy and had a penis. Ruby had the misfortune of being a girl. This is what the government labelled as a, “Pre-existing condition” and refused to assist in any of her medical cost. This would be fine, nerve-wracking, but fine if Ruby wasn’t born with a heart defect. Ruby only had 1 week to live, unless her parents could raise the funds of $100,000 for the necessary surgery for her to live. Marko worked hard down at the factory, but he only made $40,000 annually and it was impossible for him to have that kind of money. Marko and his wife were fucked, and Ruby’s death sentence was set stone, or so Marko thought.
“I’m sorry, sir, I shouldn’t have been eavesdropping but this dinner is rather drab and you’re concerned look just sucked me in. Have you heard of Gorilla Beringei?” said the eccentric man who looked like the Doc from the, “Back To The Future” doppelgänger .
“What in the hell are you talking about?” said Marko. “Oh so sorry, but I overheard you on the phone there discussing your daughter’s issue and I think I can help!” retorted the eccentric old man. “We have been looking for a candidate to try out our new surgery. We think we can place monkey hearts into babies and that will make them immune to all human diseases.” Marko looked at him like he was crazy, because, you know, he kinda was. Though, after a long discourse it was revealed that this fellow was serious and there might be some legitimacy to his idea (I could go on but we will just funnel in some exposition to move this forward. I have to write a blog a day. Not a novel a day)
After discussing with his wife, Marko agreed to give Ruby the surgery. The surgery was free as long as the Doctor could see the baby weekly for research purposes. Thus, the day came as they slid into Doc’s laboratory.
Marko and his wife waited in the lobby area for 14 hours while the surgery was being performed. Through exhausted eyes Marko and his wife saw the door to the surgery wing fly open as the Doctor came out holding Ruby. “It was a success!”
The Doctor handed the baby over to the mother as she looked loving into Ruby’s eyes. Then something unexpected happened and the baby let out a ferocious gorilla like roar. The mother exacerbated in horror as the baby lunged forward and attacked the mother’s face. Blood flew everywhere as Marko and the Doctor screamed in horror. “WHAT IN THE HELL?” Screamed Marko as his faceless wife dropped dead to the floor. The baby dropped to her feet and beat on her chest and let out another primal scream…
The screen goes all scratchy as a large B-movie font rolls on the screen as the titled reads out, “MURDER MONKEY BABY! an Asylum film”
DISCLAIMER: Just when I thought I couldn’t write something stupider this thing came fruition.