Secret Valentine (Corey shares a revelation)

Chapter 34 Standing next to me on the front step as I unlock the door to my house, Corey asks, “How was your shift?” I stop for a moment in the open doorway thinking about my answer. “Well, it’s a stressful shift when I use cuss words as punctuation; silently of course, I’m a peds […]

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Beer for Breakfast (The night shift goes out for breakfast)

Chapter 11 Fortunately, the next two shifts are uneventful, which actually feels weird after a traumatic shift like the last one. There’s not enough time in between to process what happens to our patients, and the role nurses play. Every so often, someone in hospital administration suggests holding “debriefing” meetings for the nurses after a […]

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