Category Archives: To Risk

an infusion pump

“I brought you a picture you can hang on that wall in your office that has all those pictures of the precious and beautiful babies you delivered.” Continue reading

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red dots

Most of his cases of missing persons are related to the cooking and distribution of meth. But here, represented by red dots are more dead or dying than Alvarez will ever investigate over the course of his career, none of which fall under the legal definition of a crime. Continue reading

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camera obscura

The lock-checking man attaches another puck to the unit of a delinquent renter, 434, and were the drying fans of the automated car wash silenced along with the high pressure nozzles and the earphones from his MP3 player he uses to drown out all the noise, he might have heard Gray’s screaming. Continue reading

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It was, it was you.

Karen learned and believed since a tender age that her value as a person would be ameliorated as a mother. Continue reading

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to risk

This is a ritual she devised after therapeutic sessions dealing with her sense of worthlessness, a mine attached to the bottom of her soul when her first husband left her for someone fertile. Continue reading

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the panic is palpable

Elaine Southwick lives alone, but that does not mean she has a cat. Continue reading

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induced labor should be regulated

The highlighted record had no numbers, no amounts of what was prescribed, and no notes of what was administered, because that information was part of the treatment of the mother, not the baby. Continue reading

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that catch-all, paper-thin parenthetical

Flooding leaves behind this same smell, or a tornado, the undoing of old construction, a mold mixed with the unlocked dust of gypsum released from its paper sandwich. Continue reading

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of course he has to go now

It is here where the irony of this is not lost on Ian. He is about to perform a procedure that if unwarranted would be considered torture, but for Gray, this is the only way Ian can get fluids into him barring an IV, something outside of Ian’s scope of care for his daughter. Continue reading

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counting on the kindness of strangers

He processes her, sizing up this little woman with this strange request. Continue reading

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