Stories

Nursing It was a quiet night in the ward, my supervisor had worried that I was coming back to work a little too soon after having my baby boy, but as a single mother I needed the money too badly to stay away. My mother would take good care of ...
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Lullaby “She’s kicking!” Annabelle squealed excitedly and I leaned over to feel her pregnant belly. A motorbike accident had left me paralysed and unable to carry a baby. Heartbroken, we had looked for a suitable surrogate, which had been harder than we had ever anticipated, how do you choose the ...
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The Trove The same sickening nightmare again and again. Every sensation exploded as he lay asleep between the cotton sheets of the bed. He relived the car accident. He felt the car be hit from behind, the pain that tortured his body when he realised his wife’s heart would beat ...
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Penny and Carl It was the time that no one wanted, noon. It was the final flurry of paperwork for the morning staff who struggled with the patient cases and the multiple admissions and a clinical audit from the head of infection control. it was the first flurry of paperwork ...
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Coffee time The swelter bit at Jane Franklin’s heels as it pushed her into the Sydney shopping centre. She looked around the grossly overlit storefronts of the modern bazaar with its overflow and discounted goods. She was reminded of the two hours she had to complete everything as she felt ...
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