The Oximeter Can Tell

50-word microfiction

The oximeter knows more than we give it credit for

Photo by Stanley Ng from Pexels

He checked his pulse as usual in the morning. His oxygen level was fine.

On a whim, he inserted his favorite pen into the meter. The one with which he hadn’t been able to write a word all summer.

The pen was dangerously low on oxygen.

Hmm! That explained everything.

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