Kate Walker

First published by Lake Macquarie City Library

in the Roland Robinson Literary Award

for Short Stories 1999

Smashwords edition published
by Kate Walker 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4661-1383-1

Copyright Kate Walker 1999

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the prior written permission of the author or subsequent copyright holder. All characters are fictitious and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.

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Always There’s Omens

by Kate Walker

“The reality is, Ms. Hudson ...” If anyone should have known what reality was, it should have been this serious young doctor dressed in Godly white. He’d sacrificed his youth to the study of it, or so Alison Hudson assumed from his tired young face and prematurely receding hair. “… Only life support is keeping him alive now,” he said.

The rest of the team – four young doctors in all – gravely concurred. Each gave an opinion according to their particular specialty, all agreeing with the white-coated registrar. Though unlike him, they attempted to leave a modicum of hope.

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