Tag Archives: disease

Poetry Month: Curse of the Dark Wind #fantasy #adventure

A sickness in the air Demonic in nature Seeping into the flesh And souls Of those embraced by winds At the cusp of destiny One champion suffers Every breath Step And word Tinged with sapping agony His friends will fight … Continue reading

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I Can’t Even Think of a Title Here

I’m just stunned and confused now.  Leave out the stuff with taxes and the ex-wife as well as the application to graduate school.  All of those have been kind of dwarfed by the big thing going on.  Been trying to … Continue reading

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If It Weren’t For Bad Luck, I’d Have No Luck At All

Ever have one of those weeks that you can label a comedy of errors?  That happened starting around Monday.  I’m going to try and change the way I do these posts though too, so hold on.  Mostly, I’m doing section … Continue reading

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Birthday To Me: Note the Missing Word

Today has sucked.  Last night I started having a raspy cough and decided to see a doctor today.  The wife was in the same boat, but with her usual bronchitis.  First, that insurance issue wasn’t as fixed as I thought. … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Nobody Likes Being Sick

So, I’m tending to a kid with strep right now.  Lots of kid movies and pampering, which has me thinking about being sick in a story.  It doesn’t come up too often unless it’s a central part of the story. … Continue reading

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Progress! *hack cough wheeze*

So we’re getting close to completion, but still not 100% certain it will be ready to go by the weekend or Christmas.  Fingers are crossed though.  At least when I’m not sneezing or coughing.  I caught a really bad cold, … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Delay in . . . Here

First, an apology that I won’t have a teaser going up today.  Getting very hard to pick out of everything and not sure how to change that.  Also check out below. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.  I got … Continue reading

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From the Vault: The Pandora’s Box Prescription

As I sit here coughing I contemplate this pill A harsh Pandora’s Box Holding hope And an army of horrors I am forced to swallow With a bathtub’s worth of water My shredded throat Whimpering against the pill Until it … Continue reading

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The Pain of Quarantine

Trapped Cut off from others To prevent the spread Yet not full blocked I hear voices Of those having fun Laughs of my child Who I must avoid Smells of food Forbidden until I heal Feel of wind and sun … Continue reading

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What Do You Think About Physical Disease in a Story?

First to explain the video.  Excel Saga is a spoof anime and Hyatt (the repeatedly dying girl) is a spoof on the cliche ‘weak constitution’ or ‘anemic’ character.  These are typically girls in anime.  She keels over and hacks up … Continue reading

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