After three decades as a successful ear surgeon, William Wright, MD is bored beyond belief. He dabbles with retirement, but finds idleness infuriating. He has to do something. Then he sees an ad for a doctor’s position from the Colorado Department of Corrections at a supermax prison. Now that, he thinks, would be different. His wife has some thoughts on the matter too. She thinks her husband just lost his mind and is on a collision course with a prison shiv.
"Funny and Fantastic"
Dr. William Wright gave up a suburban practice as an ear surgeon to become the doctor at Colorado's maximum-security prison. After that, running a medical clinic at the county jail should be a snap, right? Oh, brother. Hoards of desperate people fresh from the streets, homeless addicts, illegal aliens, and gangbangers all ruled by a corrupt sheriff and his concubine sidekick made the supermax look almost pastoral.
"Beware the politics of corrections health care"
The attraction of opera is in its scale, in the fact that it is larger than real life in actions and emotions, more magnificent in sound and in sight . And in the world of opera, no figure in our time loomed larger than the late Luciano Pavarotti. Especially in his triumphant collaborations with Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras, he captured the imagination of an audience breadth and depth is remarkable even in the grand context of classical opera.
Through humour, sharp observations and sarcastic descriptions we are introduced to Steds and Katrina. They have been an unremarkable couple through five unremarkable years. One day they decide to go jogging together. Ironically, this starts a chain of events which sets a whole new pace in their respective lives.Litcast is selected short fiction.
In this humourous story, we meet Sandy. Sandy dreams about being elsewhere. She is bored, and tries to write her way out of the here and now. But language - like life - is proving to be difficult to master. Litcast is selected short fiction.
>"Modern Man Is Ultra Quick" is a short-story about ugliness and beauty in our surroundings - and about attachment and alienation, about trying to find one's place. We experience Leicester through the eyes of Krystof, a hardworking East-European immigrant, but as it turns out, he is not the only one feeling estranged and disenchanted. Litcast is selected short fiction.
"But I Wasn't is the touching story of a boy who has been given the task of walking his little sister to school. He finds it hard to combine his big-boy image with the job at hand, and he can't see the end of the misery either. Litcast is selected short fiction.