The Delivery – Part 3 (J.R. McConnery)

The stack of papers had diminished in size and the heat rising off his half eaten cashew chicken and basmati had long since disappeared when Wilson heard a faint scraping. He’d heard it all of his life. The door to his apartment when he was a kid, and he’d huddled under the blankets as his … Continue reading The Delivery – Part 3 (J.R. McConnery)

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The Delivery – Part 2 (J.R. McConnery)

Wilson let the CA fall to his desk as he sat down. It clattered toward the edge, but he made no move to catch it. He’d adapted to it, but every so often he was reminded how strange it was having a computer diagnose his patients for him. When he’d trained with the thing, it … Continue reading The Delivery – Part 2 (J.R. McConnery)

Terminal Pain (Paige Zhang)

"It feels like someone is sticking a knife into me. Like, right into the very core, you know what I mean? It's fucking unbearable." The medical student scurries to copy down the words, nodding emphatically with Joe’s description of his chronic back pain. He wonders if she even scribbles down “fucking unbearable” into her neat … Continue reading Terminal Pain (Paige Zhang)