Fiction: “Night Nurse”

Excerpt from “Night Nurse,” published July 2015 in Bartleby Snopes

“She loves him in a blue white way. Hospital white. She changes his sheets and cuts his toenails, yellowed and hard. Tells him no, she can’t take out the breathing tube. He scraps at the plastic with his nails, leaves needle-fine scratches where the tube is taped to his cheeks. She wraps his hands in towels so he cannot hurt himself. His arms lie by his sides, limp terry-cloth mitts.” Read more at

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