Emergency on 200 North!

No one could miss the wails of the town’s shiny new ambulance, but on that terrifying day I heard the call of a different siren.

Closeup photograph of a tiny toy ambulance on a slightly reflective floor, background out of focus.
Photo by Mpho Mojapelo on Unsplash

I was eight years old when I had my first brush with fame. Actually, it was more of a collision, and it taught me some valuable lessons that I’ve never forgotten.



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William Shunn

William Shunn


Writer, poet and puzzle maker. Hugo and Nebula Award finalist. Author of The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary. He/him/Bill.