Henry David Thoreau’s desk

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In his grandfather’s will Henry David Thoreau VI received a large fortune and an old desk. One morning he noticed a letter, which wasn’t there the night before.

Every owner of this desk has been a great author. You will keep our tradition alive.

Henry

Henry VI laughed. At two thirty the next morning he jolted upright. An almost transparent man stood before him. ‘I warn you not to ignore my letter.”

Henry VI starred on in terror. Finding his voice he croaked out, “Ok.”

“Go now.”

He ran to the desk and started his first of twelve novels.

 

Melinda’s First Day

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(Photo) copyright Jennifer Pendergast

 

Today, Melinda’s dream became a reality. Her elation obvious,while trotting through the archway. PhD. in hand, within ten hours life would change, forever. Sleep eluded her. A thirty-six hour shift began with an eight-year old boy who suffered difficulty breathing, fever, and abdominal pain.

“Does this hurt?”

“Ow!”

“Get him in exam room one. Do an x-ray and an ultrasound.”

The results were non-conclusive, which meant a CT scan. Once complete the determination, Appendicitis, immediate surgery was successful. She smiled. For the first time ever, feeling like a real doctor.