There’s Always Photoshop (Niki has a revelation about modeling)

Chapter 31 I arrive too early for the Call Lights Magazine photo shoot, because I was nervous about finding the location, but it was easier than I’d thought. So I’m waiting alone in the lobby of a small convention center room until the other real nurse models arrive. The email from Call Lights Magazine with instructions about […]

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Call Lights Magazine: Looking for Real Nurses (Niki & her friends apply for modeling)

Chapter 30 Walking into the staff lounge, I find Kris, Liz, and Kathy laughing and talking excitedly. “Here she is,” says Liz. “I bet Niki will come with us.” I head towards the phone to clock in and ask, “Go where?” Kris holds up a magazine. “Call Lights Magazine is looking for real nurse models for an […]

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Is There a Doctor in The House? (Niki’s & Raquel’s Evening Out is Interrupted)

Chapter 29  Raquel and I sit at a bar, gazing out of its panoramic window at a view of the Pacific Ocean. The sun has just dipped below the horizon, leaving the sky a nameless shade of twilight. It’s my favorite color. I lick the salt off of the rim of my margarita before taking […]

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Sins of Omission (Niki keeps a secret & learns another)

Chapter 28 In the parking lot, Corey is standing by my car. “You and Corey are seeing a lot of each other this week,” observes Liz, whose car is parked near mine. I smile without comment. Immediately, Father Michael’s catechism lecture when I was eight years old pops into my head: “Children, there are two kinds […]

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