The Junction
Published in

The Junction

The Annual Exam

Animal style

The doctor, a young woman, probably attractive under her white coat and dangling stethoscope, gazed at my body. Her stare made me self-conscious, and I was not too fond of what I saw.

I had a belly that looked like a huge helium balloon about to explode. I couldn’t see my toes.

“Your ankles are swollen,” she remarked, touching their spongy texture.

“I didn’t realize,” I said. “I just…



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Mark Tulin

A California writer/photographer whose dreams are more vivid than his waking life. Poetry, Humor, Sexuality, and Fiction —