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Michelle Johnston
Emergency Physician. Trauma and mess. Sees poetry in pathology. Perpetually perplexed writer. out Feb 2018 with . Respecter of
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Michelle Johnston 20h
The more I do this crazy gig the more times I wonder whether Death’s clawed hand reaches out to save us. Mortality’s redemption.
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Michelle Johnston Oct 19
Replying to @aLittleMedic
and is full of vengeance, which is never helpful.
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Michelle Johnston Oct 19
Replying to @aLittleMedic
:-) Yes. You are right. I think they all like to have a crack. And nobody can agree who's in charge.
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Michelle Johnston Oct 19
Replying to @S_P_MD
small hug to add to the storm of twitter ones you're getting for your awful shift.
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Michelle Johnston Oct 19
While entropy has raged inside the flourescent hermetic dept, somehow night has fallen. The shift has finished. It is still & dark out here.
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Michelle Johnston Oct 18
Replying to @BenZabar
:-) a far better image. Patients coming in with seductively exotic sea creatures.
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Michelle Johnston Oct 18
The God of Emergency Departments is enraged, hurling balls of chaos at us, sending them in with sirens.
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Michelle Johnston Oct 18
Replying to @KathrynHeyman
Yes!! I am a yes. Dreaming of it already.
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Michelle Johnston Oct 18
Replying to @KathrynHeyman
This year? For the writers fest? Sadly no - chained here by my wee progeny. Making the thought of next year more wondrous.
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Michelle Johnston Oct 18
An extraordinary story in a single tweet. Hugs, from a sister.
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Michelle Johnston Oct 18
Replying to @SwearyPaed
Oh no!!!! I am SO sorry :-) Cheese 'product'. Not a very seductive food name.
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Michelle Johnston Oct 18
Replying to @KazemiAlex
:-) It truly is a short story in a recipe. It has it all - tension, horror, love, mystery, and a blatant challenge to anyone reading it.
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Michelle Johnston Oct 18
Replying to @SwearyPaed
I don't even know what velveeta is, but I am imagining it is nuclear waste yellow, and of a taffy plastic consistency. Not good :-)
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Michelle Johnston Oct 18
Replying to @Oniropolis
These are quite brilliant, so, apologetically, I am adding a like.
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Michelle Johnston Oct 18
Things I shall not do today: get a tattoo, understand string theory, run for local government, get through my TBR list, cook cheese fudge.
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Stephanie Kelley Oct 17
Replying to @stephaniedk96
George Saunders on his writing process: "read the story. Be thunderstruck by how very bad it is. It is really, really unworkable. What a moron you were."
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Michelle Johnston Oct 17
Replying to @KurtisP_theEMT
Thank you! :-)
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Michelle Johnston Oct 17
(this looks like a carefully curated list of excellent accounts to follow!)
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Jacquie Garton-Smith Oct 17
Talking & planning to improve End of Life Care: "A better death" (from my blog)
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Michelle Johnston Oct 17
'having to write... to hold some sense of self and world together.' How marvellous.
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