Wednesday, April 16, 2014

N is for Nurse




 
    




      A sweet voice coaxed him from the abyss.  The 
closer he got, the more excruciating the pain.  





        

   
      He remembered the surprise ambush by the enemy, the fear, and the chaos.  Struggling awake, he gazed into her eyes.   He trusted her instantly to ease his pain and help him forget the horrific memories that haunted him.





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  1. That opening is so powerful!

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    1. Andrea, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Nabanita, I am so thrilled you enjoyed my little story! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  3. an abyss it must have been....beautiful!

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    1. the little princess, it must have been! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! ♥

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  4. Emotions of a wounded soldier are brilliantly portrayed in your 55 fiction, Kathy. Awesome post.

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    1. sulekkha, I am so pleased you enjoyed it. I just tried to put myself in his place and imagine how I might feel in that situation...then wrote the story. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  5. Quite some imagery that is. war images always scare me. If jst the thoughts scare me I know how frightening actual exp can be
    good one kathy !

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    1. Afshan, the thought of it scares me too. I can not imagine how brave the people are that choose to go off to war in the name of freedom. The actual thing must be terrifying. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  6. War sucks. :( It's a small wonder why so many soldiers fall in love with the nurses who tend to them.

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    1. JoJo, I agree with you. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Beloo, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  9. Beautiful. I love this as I've just been reading a book about war and it's heavy on my mind. Here's to emergency care workers, wherever they reside!

    True Heroes from A to Z

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    1. Crystal, I am so pleased you enjoyed it!! Whenever I have been in situations that required emergency care workers I have been comforted and amazed how compassionate, kind, and efficient they were. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  10. Having someone to trust helps ease things a lot

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    1. Pat, I agree completely. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  11. You're killin' this A-Z challenge Kathy! Great pic to go with the story!!!

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    1. Joe, I don't know if I'm killing it or if it is killing me!!! LOL Oh hells bells. I woke up sicker than a dog today and it has been quite the struggle to get my butt in gear. I am so pleased you enjoyed my story. Thank you so much for stopping by and for cheering me on! ♥

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  12. Katy you have woven a small but very powerful story in so few words. Yupee ! it is fantastic.

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    1. Usha, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  13. Powerful story, Kathy and so well written:)

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    1. vishal, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story!! Thank you so much for stopping by and for you sweet comments! ♥

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  14. that surely was powerful! u hav brilliantly woven this tale with few words kathy <3

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    1. Swathi, I am so happy you liked it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  15. Few words, but yet so powerful.. Wonderful written dear Kathy:-)

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    1. Eli, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥
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  16. Lovely Kathy! Even after all he had gone through he trusted her to heal him!

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    1. Aditi, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story!! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  17. Nurses do seem a bit like angels, especially in a situation like that.

    Visiting you from the A to Z challenge sign-up page. Great to meet you!

    Stephanie Faris, author
    30 Days of No Gossip
    http://stephie5741.blogspot.com

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    1. Stephanie, yes they do. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  18. Hope and trust, even in the midst of the storm . . . Beautiful, Kathy!

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    1. Martha, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  19. This post reminded me of this song:

    http://youtu.be/CWRDZwV8jGE

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    1. Trisha, I have never heard that song before! How cool. Thank you for stopping by to read, your comments, and for sharing the song here. ♥

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  20. Simple but so beautiful. The line "the closer he got, the more excrutiating the pain" at the start got me really intrigued!

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    1. celinejeanjean, I am so pleased you liked it. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  21. You really packed a lot of emotion in these few words. It made me curious to read more and I was not disappointed.

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    1. Michelle, I am thrilled that you liked it. Thank you so much for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  22. My Mom was a registered nurse for over 30 years so, I get this post and appreciate the sentiment very much. Thanks. :)

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    1. Tom, I am so pleased you could relate to it and enjoyed it. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments!b ♥

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  23. Brilliant Kathy! The pain, the comfort, all rolled up into 55 words.

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    1. Shailaja, I am so pleased you enjoyed my little story. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  24. More than Doctors, I see Nurses being life savers. They really do out of their way to help patients.

    The 2 AM Writer

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    1. Maggie, I have known some nurses like that in the past! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  25. A War Imagery :) Lovely 55er, Kathy :) Nurses are angels :)

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    1. Sreeja, they certainly can be. I am so pleased you enjoyed my story. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  26. oh yes! I agree!! After my surgery.. it was the kind nurse who made my life easier! Nurses are life savers in a lot of ways!
    Beautiful 55-word fiction Kathy! :)

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    1. pixie, they really are. They help you get through that pain and help you heal. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! I am so pleased you enjoyed my story. ♥

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  27. This was a bit haunting. I appreciate the work nurses do... I know I don't have it in me to do it!

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    1. jannatwrites, before both my mom and dad died I took care of both of them. My mom was on dialysis and evidently I was so good with her and the other dialysis patients the people at the kidney center suggested I apply for a job there as a tech. I knew I could do what I was doing for my folks but wasn't sure how well i would do for others. I am kind of small at 5 foot and a weakling and was afraid I could never lift people like they expect you to do. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  28. The job of a nurse is tough, they have to heal more than just the physical wounds. Nice 55er Kathy!!

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    1. Reshma, they sure do. There is a lot of emotional to deal with as well. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed my post! ♥

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  29. Such a thought provoking post in so few words. Nicely done

    Carol @ Battered Hope

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    1. Carol, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  30. I loved the way you described his emotions. Intense... And brilliant.

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    1. Rajlakshmi, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  32. Great post, Kathy. The picture is powerful.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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