Number 20: Heat Exposure: Ambo Tales From The Frontline

by Harry Colfer

Shortlisted for The Tasmanian Writer’s Prize 2022

Jono is facing a long shift with Ed Roberts, the eating, sleeping, grumbling machine, when Comms tasks them with backing up a single officer on Moreton Island. In an instant his outlook improves, he’d work with the devil himself if the shift included a few hours on a boat.

One in a series of humorous short stories about Jonothan Byrne, an Intensive Care Paramedic responding to emergencies in Brisbane, Australia (3,962 words). The books can be read in any order as the number in the title refers to the codes used to dispatch ambulances.