Headbanger in Paradise, Part 4

CONTINUED FROM  Headbanger in Paradise, Part 3 Posted on  12/3/2016   It was warm where we sat in the day hall, sunlight streaming through the windows onto my assessment sheet.             “What’s your name?” I asked. “Frank.” “Where are you?” He looked out the bank of steel-framed windows holding yhe world outside in a giant […]

Headbanger in Paradise, Part 3

CONTINUED FROM  Headbanger in Paradise, Part 2 Posted on  11/29/2016   Calm again, Frank watched the tip of the needle disappear into his right shoulder. I applied electrical leads to the pulse points on Frank’s head, chest, and feet while the docs reorganized the scattered equipment. Dr. Afzal added blood pressure cuffs, one on Frank’s […]

Headbanger in Paradise, Part 1

“Headbanger in Paradise” was originally published in its entirety in Untold Stories: From the Deep Part of the Well. 2016 Redwood Writers Anthology, Roger Lubeck, Editor. September 2016. I’m choosing to publish it here in four parts. Stay tuned for later segments. KT   Visitors are rare here. On admittance, our patients generally see that […]