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An Intern’s Prayer retroflash by
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Prompted By Sleepy Time

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I have spent years of my life trying to come to terms with on-call sleep deprivation.
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Don’t Obey in Advance by
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Prompted By Banned Books

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I felt uncomfortable packing the book and uncomfortable leaving it behind.
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Was Blind but Now I See by
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Prompted By The Eyes Have It

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My father was leaving the lecture hall when he stepped out of the doorway and a snowball—or more accurately, an ice ball—came hurling from the side and hit him directly across his open eye.
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What She Said by
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So proud you are all contributing members of society.
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A Very Bad Idea for an Auction by
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The plan was to recruit male volunteers to be “sold”, for a term of some hours, at a “slave auction”.  It was 1967, in the middle of civil rights protests.
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The Hair of the Prophet by
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Prompted By Refugees

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The Muslim staff that worked in our house protected the gardener and his Hindu family, temporary refugees in their own land.
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Year Number Three Retroflash by
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My whole world lies waiting
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Photo Booth on Safari by
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Prompted By Photo Booths

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We could hear dull, throaty roars in the distance.  We were more than happy, thank you very much Mr. Guard, to be accompanied across the field.  Would they be willing to have us take their picture the next day, once there was light, if we gave them a copy?  Indeed, they would.
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Port in a Storm by
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It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly, a light of hope.
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What happened? by
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Prompted By Cheating

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“What happened?” The woman in charge of Introduction to Clinical Medicine seemed concerned.  I had failed the course’s written exam.  “I don’t know.”  And really, I didn’t.  I had never failed an exam. We second-year medical students had been farmed out in small groups to assorted ophthalmologists and ENT physicians in practice to learn eye…
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