The ringing phone cuts through a restless slumber. I had been having strange, distressing dreams—the kind where you wake up without remembering specifics, but you just know you were having a nightmare. I shoot up at the shrill noise, my heart racing in my chest. It takes some fumbling before I get the phone to my ear.
“Mmph. Hello?” My voice is hoarse. My heart, still pounding.
“Hello Ana, this is Helen with the agency. I certainly hope I didn’t wake you.” I glare into the dark space of... Read More →
“Good morning, good morning!” Michelle called cheerily as she approached the nurse’s station. She was met with a couple grumbled good mornings and eye rolls. Most of the day shift staff weren’t “morning people,” and the night shift was definitely not in the mood by 7am. But Michelle always tried to have on a cheerful face when she came in. It just made the day better from the start. She checked the board and then approached Rosa for report. It was a busy day, but not too bad; besides, busy... Read More →