Janea Speer works in Healthcare HR during the day and attempts to write interesting fiction in the evenings. She goes by the name J. Speer on Amazon where she sells 5 books currently.
The Opportunity to Help Healthcare Heroes
I just work HR. It’s not very glamorous. All day long I help the company process paperwork. Today, I did 3 leave forms, payroll, helped with tuition reimbursement for 2 nurses, put in schedules for traveler nurses, and filled out lots of forms for helping medical staff with work comp in case of Covid quarantining. I help to ensure they get paid and get their benefits to support their families. Sometimes I screw up. But sometimes I am glad I am there to help.
Entrepreneurial Spirit: To Take A Calculated Risk
It has been a few years. It takes me a moment to remember, but I do remember. I remember that moment I decided to write. Not that moment when I hoped to become a writer.....but that actual moment I said, "Yes, I'm all in on this. Let's do this....to heck with the consequences."
Terrell had been working at the factory for fifteen years. He had seen a lot of people come and go through the years. He worked at the head table in assembly. Four weeks ago, the supervisor had clocked in another new hire as Terrell worked at his station on first shift. Terrell kept his head down and kept working but he noted the appearance of the new guy. Rough is probably how Terrell would describe him. He wore an old t-shirt and blue jeans with tears and holes in the knees. He was a white guy but had obviously been in the sun a lot. He looked weathered and old with tanned skin and noticeable wrinkles on his face. The guy wore a key chain from his belt. He looked like he hadn’t shaved in days or maybe a week or two.
The Firefly's Secret
Do you know what a firefly is? Shall I let you in on a secret about the firefly? Listen closely, my friend. The firefly was once merely a little bug who loved the sun with all his heart. Every day he flew through the valley. He greeted his friends in the sunshine.
Part One It wasn't supposed to happen like this... That was the last thought entering Dawn's mind as her shocked eyes pulled away from the rear view mirror. In the reflection, she could see the slow pool of blood flowing out from her sister's abdomen. Liz was crumpled in an unmoving heap on the ground 15 yards behind her. That was as far as Liz had gotten before the robots fired lasers at her fleeing the vehicle.