Smoldering by Peter Dudley

I’ve been reading a lot of short stories from The Clarity of Night contest, this one written by Peter Dudley really hit home. SMOLDERING As slow as winter, fear seeped into our speech. Its icy tendrils crept among our minds and Insinuated themselves around our hearts. Its fragments latched onto words and tumbled […]

Clarity of Night

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Speaking of stories, Jason Evans is hosting a short story contest at his site, Clarity of Night. The contest is open to everybody, so if you are so inclined, stop by and join the fun. My cheery entry follows: Useless “What good are they if you can’t eat ‘em?” “They’re pretty.” “Pretty useless.” Gallant […]

The Case of the Homely Woman

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"Mr Watson, the game is afoot!" Watson wheeled the vehicle expertly into the fueling station lot, next to the detectives and fire brigade. I stepped out of the rescue and into the foggy night, instantly assessing the scene. "It appears a scuffle has taken place!" "Brilliant, Holmes," said the Lieutenant of Engine 11. The dim […]

Code 999

Entry Img We walk a little taller now, take more pride in our appearance, our skills, ourselves. A great guy in a funny green car touched the blogging world with his passion for EMS, friendship, family and everything this life has to offer. I’ve questioned my own commitment to my profession because of him, and decided […]

I Too Hate Memes

I have been tagged. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, TOTWTYTR graced me with a request to participate in this fun little diversion from the regular routine. Considering the regular routine routinely lands me in the very place that this MIME originates, how could I resist. I, Like TOTWTYTR do not usually participate in these things, […]

The Handover at The EMT Spot One of the best, and probably the most informative blog I’ve come across is The EMT Spot. Steve is hosting this month’s edition of The Handover, the only one I’ve missed. I wrote this as a comment but figured I’d post it here. Thanks for stopping by. When it all Came Together The […]


I wonder… Does he remember his friend being dragged from his side, hysterical, and a firefighter taking his place? Does he remember the collar going around his neck? His arms being held down? His legs tied to the board? A 16 Guage IV inserted into his arm? A mask covering his face? Me, pushing his […]


“I’ll do it,” said Hector.He was the only one among us who spoke fluent enough Spanish to articulate my desire to let this person pass peacefully. A minute at most, seconds from eternal rest. She was ninety-four. Earlier in the week we took her from her comfortable bedroom in a recently rehabbed apartment building that […]


"It appears we have an open and shut case, Mr. Watson! We're being sent to Pekin Street for a man who has stopped taking his medications." "Ah, Mr. Holmes, a quick ride to the hospital and back in service." "Elementary, my dear Watson! Tally Ho!" "There sir, standing by the side of the road. That […]

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