Author has written 5 stories for ER.
Hi, everyone! My name is Robin. I'm a 20-year-old EMT living in Tennessee. I love to write stories--all of them, right now, are about ER (which is my favorite show of all time!). My dream is to one day travel to Africa--preferably the Congo--to help the people over there.
I'll tell you all about what my series of ER stories is about.
ER, the long-running NBC medical drama, has inspired me to write the following stories. My series follows the traumatic and devastating turn of events, taking place in the span of about nine months, in the life of Robin Shepherd—a 35-year-old doctor who has been at Cook County General Hospital since before the beginning of the television series. Shepherd is a no-nonsense, genuine person who truly sticks by her friends. She’s the doctor everyone loves and gets along with—even the resident cynic, Robert Romano, whom everyone loves to hate. She’s been the mother figure in the ER for years but never realized it because of her characteristic modesty. She focuses on her own flaws, which sends her self-esteem circling the drain throughout my series; but, with all that she does and all that happens to her, her friends focus on her goodness, sincerity, and everything else that makes them love her—which they know still live inside her, even though she can’t see them.
I started writing my own stories when I was a sophomore in high school. I had had a dream about the show, with myself being one of the series’ regulars—that was my other inspiration. Like my character in these stories, I, too, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. That traumatic revelation caused me to spin further into a black, suicidal depression—which I had been struggling with for five years up until that time—and I relapsed back into the ritual of self-mutilation (both of which I am still struggling with to this day)—the same as my character. I try to put as much of myself into Shepherd as I possibly can—for example, how she handles situations, how much she loves her friends, family, and patients, how she lets her emotions show (and sometimes, get the best of her), etc.
I’ve used poems and quotes throughout my stories to try to convey the emotions that the characters are feeling at the time. I’ve never used the same one twice, except for one quote—which I’ve used in each story. It comes from a movie called Session 9.
I understand that some of the storylines may seem a bit "over the top"--as some of you have put it. I'm sure my character reacts in a way that no ordinary, experienced doctor would...I'm sorry if they bore you. My character has suffered from chronic depression since she was in the fifth grade--which explains her reaction somewhat. And I realize that the rest of the characters react in a "non-characteristic" way, also--too much sympathy and love for some people. Like I said, I'm sorry. Please bear with me for a bit.
These stories give you a glimpse into my own self, so I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. Thanks for reading.
Well, there's a little about me and my stories. Once I start posting them, I hope you all enjoy them. Let me know what you think.
Robin Saunders (aka Dr. Robin)
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