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ER Nurses

Angela Parawan was born in New York City and grew up in Virginia Beach.

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The Jealousy Man

I ’m not afraid of flying. The chances of dying in a plane crash for the average frequent flyer are one in eleven million.

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The Devil's Work

He cradled the dead body in his hands.

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Showtime!

They all knew how the fire started. It was the clogs.

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The Lincoln Highway

JUNE 12, 1954— The drive from Salina to Morgen was three hours, and for much of it, Emmett hadn’t said a word.

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Well Hello

Pre-emptively – it’s not an audition for a show and it’s not an ABC thing.

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Puff Piece

I pull into Doncaster Park ’n’ Ride, in north-eastern Melbourne.

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How to Take a Breath

Breathing covers a spectrum of needs, and it is important to know the best way to breathe in order to meet our needs at any moment, and how best we can move through sleep, rest, activity, exercise, sport, play, work, stress, ill health and recovery.

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Anything But Fine

The second it happens, I know my life is over.

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A Slow Fire Burning

Inside Laura's head, Deidre spoke. The trouble with you, Laura, she said, is that you make bad choices.

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The Gilded Cage

Running. They had to keep running. The night was dark, the cold so bitter that it pierced straight through to their bones, but still, they couldn’t stop. Not when death itself chased their heels.

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UGLY

I was born Phillip William Mawson on 9 February 1945 in Fairfield, a western suburb of Sydney.

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Dune: The Lady of Caladan

In her mind and heart, Jessica found herself at the bottom of an abyss.

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Snow Country

From his height only a hundred feet above the trees, the pilot could see two people running over the ground below – one coming out of a wood, another through a gate in the lane, clinging on to his hat as he ran.

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Jailhouse Lawyer

I WASN’T PRESENT at the courthouse in Erva, Alabama, on that morning in June, when events unfolded that would suck me into the undertow of Douglas County.

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The Man Who Died Twice

Sylvia Finch wonders how much longer she can do this.

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We Were Never Here

Kristen trotted to the patio’s edge and crouched, long arm outstretched.

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