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. [...]

HARD

CHAPTER 21 Rayna had never seen anything like it; spread out before her, and endless body of liquid salt, dense, and majestic. It was a mixed wonder- frivolous ripples kissed the sandbanks & giant waves bellowed in its deep. If she had learned something from nature, it was that it was a mighty yet compassionate [...]

The Fifth Horseman

Ego The Medical Wards of Hospital Puchong, renowned for its high bed count and soaring admission rates, and bustling atmosphere, it boasted an ego of being the best tertiary care unit in the district. The attitude was ‘come what may’ and ‘to hell or highwater,’ and that was the culture all year round. Everything was [...]