The clock reads 15 minutes past the hour. An hour saved for a new patient visit. No one comes through the door to claim the visit.
I sip my coffee, check my email, and reach for a journal.
My hand settles on a yellow highlighter, aching to hold a scalpel or needle.
***I love what WordDoc, Medical Moments in 55 Words, is able to do with 55 words or less. I was taught back in high school that words like “a” and “the” don’t count (you know when you had to write a 500 word essay), but apparently they do. Here is a tool to count the words. I am going to try my hand at these during the coming year. My first attempt can be found here.