The Riches of Mercy

by C. E. Case

Smashwords Edition

Supposed Crimes LLC

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

All Rights Reserved Copyright 2012 C. E. Case

ISBN: 978-0-9828989-4-9

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Meredith was gazing at a picture of her kids when the call came. Forever afterward she would give the Lord credit for the connection between her sons' beaming faces, gazing up at her from the inside of her locker door, and all that followed.

The moment before, she had glanced at herself in the tiny mirror, making sure the nurse cap covered each of her brown locks, frowning at her ordinary face.

Then the voice came from behind her.

"Chopper en route," Colleen said, standing in the doorway.

A moment ago, Meredith made the whole hospital disappear, blocking everything out but her boys--no noise, no smell, no vision but them. With three words Colleen brought into her senses the green walls and antiseptic scents. Meredith checked her scrubs. Colleen held the door. They jogged together toward the emergency room.

Meredith was the lead nurse on duty, she had to be ready, though three more were on call. Being called.

"What's going on?"

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