Number 22: Industrial Accident: Ambo Tales From The Frontline

by Harry Colfer

If they didn’t already know, most paramedics soon get to realise the downsides of motorbikes and smoking. After all, dealing with the aftermath of both pastimes makes up a lot of their callouts. And for that, Jono’s crewmate, Zippo, is an enigma. He smokes, he rides, and also has what he terms a ‘book bucket list’. But is it fate, or synchronicity, that leads them to a job in a library?

One in a series of humorous short stories about Jonothan Byrne, an Intensive Care Paramedic responding to emergencies in Brisbane, Australia (5,090 words). The books can be read in any order as the number in the title refers to the codes used to dispatch ambulances.