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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Is Everything Okay? (Niki’s nursing assessment saves a baby)

   Chapter 17 I woke up in the afternoon having slept poorly after the bad dream. Schlepping my way into the kitchen, I made a cup of tea. Simon dropped Maddie off from school, and then went back to coach practice. I helped Maddie with her homework while starting dinner. During dinner Maddie chatted animatedly […]

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The Most Important Thing (Niki makes a decision)

Chapter 16 Corey put his arms around me, holding me close. My face nestles in the warm triangle where shoulder meets neck, and I can feel his carotid pulse beating against my cheek. He smells like soap and water, clean and nice. I place tiny kisses against his smooth neck, tears welling in my eyes. […]

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