Dark Train to Cusco
By Chase Nelson
Grand Prize Bronze Winner (tie) in the Fourteenth Annual Solas Awards
A modern-day rescue mission raises questions of life and death.With her husband looking on, we took turns pumping her heart for her, pushing blood to her organs, to her extremities, hoping for a gasp to bring her back, tearful and afraid, from wherever she was now.
Technically, they were called compressions. Less technically they were called rib-breaking, breast-exposing, desperate attempts at resurrection.