Short Stories

Secondhand Bruises

Published April 25th, 2022

“This was a traumatic cardiac arrest, and it was not recent. The ultrasound screen is as still as the silence of the 2D desert night. Time of death: 17:30.

 Call it what it is.

Until we call it, death is very bouncy. A trauma bay is not too far removed from a clown car in a Vegas show. There are more people than should realistically ever be occupying a room together…”

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