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Coroner Story: Another Gun

This call came right after dinner. Martha would wrangle the little girls to bed, I could go do the coroner business and keep being a doctor in the morning. I was chipper. I didn’t have to go far. It was … Continue reading

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Coroner Story: A Gun

I was starting one of my usual working days, seeing patients as a family physician.  I got a call from the sheriff’s office early in the morning.  I was interrupted from seeing a physical to come out and talk to … Continue reading

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Coroner Poem#7

Apartments full of sleeping students Draped with white sheets of snow Over the old apple orchard knoll Where he shot himself some years ago. He sat on an old apple tree stump. Facing south, there was no sun only cloud. … Continue reading

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Coroner Story: Not made for TV

This is one that I’m sure would’ve had a different ending if it was on a TV show.  Not enough drama in the truth.  They gotta give you a wrapped up bad guy, led away with someone, some detective giving … Continue reading

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Coroner Story: Alone

I often seek solitude, but it’s always temporary. I lived very isolated for a couple years and I got a clear sense what it was doing to my psyche. So, I jumped back into the world. But I still tend … Continue reading

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Coroner Story: Never End

The Never-ending Story See if you can tell where this begins.  Or if it ends.  I’m finally telling it because a young man asked me for a good story at the dinner table the other night.  To end a wonderful … Continue reading

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Coroner Story: Road

She was found by the road. And so, I was called. It can be foggy after a rain in the spring. The wheat loves the rain that rolls in from the ocean two hundred miles west. We get good rain … Continue reading

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Coroner Story: Black Heelocopters

Sometimes how you get the call is an important part of the story. Sometimes, it’s who calls you, sometimes it why they thought you needed to be called, sometimes it why you weren’t called. All these little nuances to being … Continue reading

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Coroner Story—-Thanksgiving

This call came on a Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It might have been Friday or Saturday, probably a Friday, I think. My sister and her husband were visiting. So, it was a long time ago. She died as I turned 40, … Continue reading

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Coroner Story: Alpha and Omega

                        Alpha and Omega I stood between the woman’s legs. She bore her strength down against The rotund dome of the gravid belly. The nurse looked in from the hall door. “Can you take a call?  ER on line four.” … Continue reading

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