How to Sabotage a Shift (Niki Meets a Service Dog)

Chapter 56 Never, ever think your shift is easy and you may go home early. It’s the quickest way to sabotage it. The shift started well enough. I did vitals and passed meds for the two post-open heart patients first. They each have private rooms, and I chatted a bit with their respective parents. Transferring […]

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Follow Me Home (Niki changes her mind)

Chapter 24 Liz and I stop talking about my patient once we enter the elevator.  We leave the hospital, walking to the staff parking lot together. “Who’s that standing by your car, Niki?” “I’m not sure. It looks like Corey.” It is Corey. He sees us. “Hey Corey,” Liz says. “How was your shift?” “The […]

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For Whom the Phone Rings (Niki does ‘wine by phone’)

Chapter 10 After working a night shift, my soundest sleep occurs between 10 am and noon. At 11 am the ringing of our landline phone wakes me. Drowsily, I pick up thinking it could be the school calling about Maddie. What if she’s sick, or hurt? But I forgot, the school only has Simon’s and […]

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