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A new short story by Diriye Osman

By Diriye Osman   November 2011
















I’ve been called Queen & Country but my name is Cat. My job is cushty. I don’t have to manhandle no one. I just press the alarm whenever a patient pisses me off and the ex-Nigerian soldiers-turned-nurses do their bit. Animal tranquillisers and whup-ass à la mode are popular treatments. I enjoy watching them with tea and Madeira cake.

But what I really love are the fake names we nurses came up with to mess…

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