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The Sound of Thunder

At first I thought it was a rock, but as I got closer I could see that it was a good- sized snapping turtle. Its upper shell was muddy, dark brown, featureless as a worn stone. Its shell alone might have measur...
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Family Photos

“Yeah, I remember a 22-I on this street a while back when some guy drove his bike right into the median, flipped him right off it.” The paramedic speaks faster as he accelerates into the shoulder, past the stop...
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Pecky

The unit is a train wreck. All fourteen beds on our ICU step-down unit are full. All fourteen of our patients are critical: heart attacks, sepsis, a drug overdose on suicide precautions, and several chronic ...
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Do I Hear What You Hear?

I am no singer, and I can supply numerous witnesses to corroborate this claim. Nonetheless, I like to sing along with the radio, and I enjoy singing in church. In fact, I had no idea how much singing meant to m...