Downgrade

Downgrade NOT FOR UNDERAGE READERS But it is for those fascinated with the psychology of paramedics Dark humor a must Short story is approximately words hitting your senses and your emotions Downgrade A sh

  • Title: Downgrade
  • Author: H.G. Mewis Jacqueline Patricks
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 218
  • Format: ebook
  • NOT FOR UNDERAGE READERS But it is for those fascinated with the psychology of paramedics Dark humor a must Short story is approximately 2000 words hitting your senses and your emotions Downgrade A short story of the real world Written in first person, it gets inside the mind of a rookie paramedic dealing with the horror of humanity, and a paramedic s place in it.I wNOT FOR UNDERAGE READERS But it is for those fascinated with the psychology of paramedics Dark humor a must Short story is approximately 2000 words hitting your senses and your emotions Downgrade A short story of the real world Written in first person, it gets inside the mind of a rookie paramedic dealing with the horror of humanity, and a paramedic s place in it.I would love insight to people s reactions after they read Downgrade I wrote this very deliberately, for a very specific reason See the discussion below for questions to get you thinking about the story There s a lot here then you might think WARNING this story has graphic details of death, adult language, and a minor description of nudityazon dp B006IL1Z4K for reviews, a larger sneak peek and to purchase in Kindle only NOT FOR UNDERAGE READERS ______________________________________Excerpt The stench roils from the open front door, up and over me, several feet and fresh air unable to dissipate its stubborn formation The sickly sweet perfume of death, hoarding itself for days, easily outweighs the multitude of life surrounding me on this crisp spring day.Yeah, I may be baby medic, a rookie in this fucked up shell game, but I m not stupid I get why we re here, and it s not for the shits and giggles from pulling a person back from the edge We re here cause cops like medics to lay our oh so professional eyes on corpses, declare them beyond help all official like That way cops can document they did their jobs, even though dead is dead, and even a simpleton could ve figured it out Cause once the smell oozes through hardi plank, you don t need a paramedic to give them last rites.

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    1. When I read, "You don't read a Jacqueline Patricks story, you experience it!" I thought, "Yea right, OK." I was skeptically three paragraphs into this story when I'll be damned if I wasn't experiencing it! As I got further into the story, my mind was experiencing two things; the accuracy and realism of the story being told to me, and the recollection of a number of very similar calls that I had been on during my twenty-years working in emergency medicine.Not only was I sucked into the story by t [...]

    2. An excellent trip in the passenger seat of the ambulance. A repulsive and intriguing read in the best possible way; highly recommended.

    3. I came across this little diddy by happenstance. It is a very short read of a single call made by a paramedic and her partner. If you are looking for a new author, a quick read, or are interested in some of what this profession sees on a bad day, this is offered to you at no charge. Other reviewers describe it better than I but, as a paramedic, it is realistic. Within the first paragraph, I recognized I, too, had been on that call. Ate it up so much, that I quickly downloaded Dog Days of Dying

    4. The author does an excellent job describing a brutal death scene. Her metaphors of the smells accurately portray what's actually going on. Those of us in healthcare know what renal failure, gangrene, sepsis smells like, but if you haven't been around death, you don't know. It is obvious the author has some personal experience with this.

    5. This is a Short-Short, Short story. From the eyes of a Paramedic Eye opening, gritty and worth a read as the author also poses questions at the end so it helps with you reading efficency But, it's very short! :)

    6. This short story is hilarious. It gives very descriptive smells. I didn't realize what a paramedic had to go through. I couldn't handle their duties. I'm looking forward to the new Paramedic story Dog of Dying days. I want to know more about the inside drama of paramedics.

    7. Great descriptions. Very clear and easy to picture. Definitely grim subject. Perfect for those with a taste for the darker side of life.

    8. OkThis book was ok. It was well written but was not for me. I will try another book before I make my mind up about author.

    9. Interesting storyInteresting story. Even more interesting questions at the end. Really made me think about what I'd "read" that Ms. Patrick's hadn't actually written.

    10. I'm curious in paramedics and their work. When I was little, the profession fascinated me. I didn't become a paramedic eventually, but I'm still interested in its related topics. So when I came across this free book on , I just had to read it.The story is short. However, it took me several days to finish it because the author managed to produce a very spooky/creepy/scary atmosphere throughout the whole story that I couldn't read it alone in the midnight. I'm such a coward.Nevertheless, I finally [...]

    11. Disclaimer: I was gifted this short story for honest review.First of all, I was rather disappointed that this was so short with no resolution. With all the CSI type shows out there this would only be the opening scene. Castle would have asked a lot more questions. But I suppose that the paramedic doesn't get involved in the suicide/murder question. Their job is pronounce the victim or save the victim. So in that aspect it was a realistic depiction.Second, I don't read bloody, smelly stories. Not [...]

    12. EMSThe author Jacqueline Patricks did a great job describing the scene. I was actually holding my nose as if I could smell the decomposition. She did a great job explaining some of the bureaucratic steps that need to be taken. The relationship between EMS and Police could be better. They just have to razz each other. This story definitely made you "feel the scene". It was a good read.

    13. I suppose it was good writing, but it just didn't do anything for me. I read a lot of gory stuff & this did not meet the expectations that were set by the reviews. My only thought was if the main character was male or female? I'm guessing female.

    14. A book that really shows the things that those in the ambulance service can meet. Very much worth a read to see the other side.

    15. Poor and shortNo oneCause it not worth reading no plot and no actionHumor in bad taste and we would not back talk a cop

    16. Solid jobAs a medic to be, this was chilling. I saw and felt everything as If I was there seeing the scene and the emotions. Keep up the good work!

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