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The Hand Holder, by Ericka Lutz
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In the early morning, Eddie drove to the hospital to sit with Wylie Johnson in the ICU. Fog gathered in streaks in the canyon. Through the thwap of the windshield wipers, the hills glowed pale green. Then two birds flew low across the road and one collided with the windshield, a hard thump of soft flesh and feathers. Its partner flew on.....

.... Soon to be available as an ebook story!  Watch this space.