The Psychiatrist (2 of 6): a fifty word story (Humpbuckle Tales 6)

The Psychiatrist (2 of 6: interactions)

She hated herself for being a stereotype : the nurse sleeping with the doctor.

He was stuck in a loveless marriage (another cliche) but he wouldn’t leave his wife .

It wouldn’t play well with the press.

She should end it.

She should do the right thing.

But she knew she couldn’t.

This is the sixth in the series of Humpbuckle Tales. Each story is precisely 50 words long. They are meant to be independent stories, but if you read them all you will find each one adds a little bit more colour to the overall picture – there is a bigger story that is being told.

This story was first published on my Hive blog ( and you can find all the stories on the @humbuckletales Hive account – at the time of posting this I have just published the 12th Humpbuckle Tale there.

Thanks for reading!

Written by Bruce Arbuckle ( on Hive). Find the latest in the Humpbuckle Tales series on Hive

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