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The Heart Patient - a short story William Olson

The Heart Patient - a short story

William Olson

Published December 1st 2013
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Kindle Edition
15 pages
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Ephemera is the chief surgeon of the cardiology unit at the University of Chicago’s Hospital. She is the first woman to hold the position, and her talent for surgery is matched only by her modesty.When she receives a page to report for work on aMoreEphemera is the chief surgeon of the cardiology unit at the University of Chicago’s Hospital. She is the first woman to hold the position, and her talent for surgery is matched only by her modesty.When she receives a page to report for work on a Saturday morning, she is surprised another surgeon hasn’t been summoned instead. She answers the call and discovers the hospital is serving as a temporary residence for a very special patient. After attending to the renowned dignitary, she meets the press and wins them over with her charm and wit—including a man who requests an exclusive quote as Ephemera leaves the hospital. She obliges the reporter’s question, but slips on a patch of ice in the wake of his distraction. Her fall is fateful, and it sets her on a path toward marriage and children with the imposing reporter.‘The Heart Patient’ is a gripping story of a woman whose zest for life inspires that which is human in us all.