The Fifth Horseman

Every boss has a boss has a boss They gang were all startled up by an emergency text early in morning; in all CAPS emerging from the lost messaging threads. Damia had an important announcement, but what? She had called all of them to meet in the cafeteria at around 5am, and if it was [...]

The Fifth Horseman

Case closed It had been roughly 2 hours past 8, factories mid churning, white collars behind their desks, and worker bees busy bringing home the honey. Although the breakfast briefing just ended, Nurul was still asleep in her head, unmindful of her surroundings, exhausted, her eyelids sagging, her corneas flared red. No amount of coffee [...]

The Fifth Horseman

The road you take Julie had a tiring call from the night before. She had two active CPRs, several cases in the asthma bay as well as three isolated drowning cases from two separate locations. ‘The storms and floods are getting worse.’ The Emergency physician sounded alarmed in his morning briefing. ‘We are to expect [...]

The Fifth Horseman

Perceived Realities It was too early in the morning, and against cold brick walls and hard cement, the rain poured mercilessly. I was relieved we eventually decided to move location. Coincidentally, there was a secluded petrol station somewhere along our course. I was compliant, and so I was finally being treated as a human being [...]

The Fifth Horseman

I Win Night presented a strange and ominous quiet, caressed by the steady beeping of monosyllabic monitors, humming a rhythm of somnolence. Sheila was feeling agitated. Something didn’t sit right with her. Just hours ago, Sheila was forced to tell a family that one of them was probably not going to make the night. She [...]

The Fifth Horseman

Do you want to be a doctor? Sheila sucked in deep anxious bouts of cold air before she knocked on the door and paced her way in. ‘Yes, come in,’ the doctor sitting on her comfortable chair semi-reclined, immediately straightened her back when she saw Sheila come in clenching her stomach. ‘Hi, Dr!’ she smiled. [...]