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Dump Miner - Chapter Twelve
mariA awakens in the emergency room.


Nurse:
Can you hear me? Hello, anyone in there?

mariA regains consciousness in the emergency room. There are two police officers standing next to her and a nurse shining a light in her eyes trying to get her attention. mariA slowly becomes aware of her surroundings.

Nurse:
Can you hear me? Hello?

Police Officer One:
Is she going to come out of it?

Police Officer Two:
Is this going to take much longer? We are supposed to be taking lunch soon.

mariA starts to come around.

Nurse:
Can you hear me?

mariA:
Yes.

Nurse:
Do you have an insurance voucher?

mariA:
Ummm, no.

Nurse:
She is fine.

Police Officer One:
What happened to you?

mariA:
I don’t remember.

Police Officer One:
Were you attacked?

mariA:
I don’t remember.

Police Officer Two:
Do you remember anything?

mariA:
I heard the word “god.”

Police Officer One:
What?

mariA:
Yes, I heard someone say “God”.

Police Officer Two:
So you think God beat you?

mariA just stares at the police, confused from what has happened. These officers have heard all kinds of stories in their days which causes them to give mariA the same respect.

Police Officer One:
We better put out an APB for god. This deity could be anywhere.

Police Officer Two:
Shut up.

He turns back to mariA stares at her for a moment and continues.

Police Officer Two:
What do you mean you heard someone say God?

mariA’s thoughts drift to the apples and the money and she become conscious that the bag is no where to be seen.

mariA:
Where are my apples?

Police Officer One:
Maybe god stole them.

mariA:
My money!

mariA grabs to at her clothing to check and see if she still had the five dollars.

Police Officer Two:
What money?

mariA fiddles around in her pocket and feels the five dollars.

mariA:
Nothing.

Police Officer One:
You have money?

mariA:
Ahhh…I…ahhh…no…I…

The nurse overhears the conversation and returns to mariA’s side.

Nurse:
Do you have a medical voucher?

mariA:
Where is the fruit?

Nurse:
What fruit?

mariA:
I had a bag of apples.

Police Officer One:
Where did you get apples?

MariA, awakening from her unconscious state finally starts to become aware of the police behind her for the first time.

Police Officer Two:
Where did you get money for fruit? Well?

mariA looks at them, puts her head down and does not answer; the nurse cuts in.

Nurse:
Hey miner, Do…You…Have…Any…Medical…Vouchers?

mariA:
No, I don’t have my journal with me.

The nurse looks at the two police officers.
Nurse:
I have wasted enough time on this one. Please escort her out when you leave.

Police Officer Two:
You got it.

The nurse walks away.

Police Officer One:
Where you attacked?

mariA:
I don’t remember.

Police Officer Two:
What do you remember?

mariA:
A voice.

Police Officer One:
Who’s voice?

mariA (stops and thinks to herself):
I think it was…

Police Officer One:
Well come on.

mariA:
God, I think it was God.

Police Officer One:
Come on lady, we don’t have time for this. Who hit you?

mariA:
It was God.

Police Officer One:
God hit you, maybe God took your fruit?

Police Officer Two:
Oh, this is not going to be worth the paperwork. Let’s get something to eat.

Police Officer Two:
Maybe this girl can get God to give us some donuts.
The Police officer pretends looks to the sky almost laughing to himself in mock prayer he blurts out.

Police Officer Two:
Hey god, a dozen jelly-filled. Pleassssse.

Police Officer One:
Stop goofing around, let’s go.

Police Officer Two:
You can find your way home, right?

mariA:
I don’t know where I am.

Police Officer Two:
Well then, it’s settled, off you go.

The Police officers turn and leave. mariA gathers herself and exits the hospital in a rush.

 

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