Everyone knows a paramedic and all paramedics have a story to tell, it’s how we cope with the sometimes confronting nature of our job. Inevitably, when the yarning starts, the stories we tell are full of embellishments and always served with a heavy dose of dark ambo humour. In an effort to capture the flavour of this tradition, I started writing a series of short stories, each one based on my own frontline experiences, but totally fictionalised to protect all concerned (see Disclaimer).
My plan is to create one story for each of the major AMPDS codes, the system used worldwide to categorise emergency calls. And just for the record, there are thirty-two codes (thirty-three if you count the new one for COVID), so I have my work cut out! I’ve also embarked on a series of novels featuring the same characters, with the first one being a murder mystery called Dead Regular. You can read the full text of the first chapter by clicking ‘Read for Free’, along with two of my short stories, and all my books can be found under the Purchase menu. Enjoy!