Tag Archives: sickness

Week of the Son of Pneumonia

(And I thought the song was bizarre!  Can’t say I don’t enjoy them though.) It was a week to remember . . . Not really in a good.  First full week of school, which was fun and I got into … Continue reading

Posted in Goal Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

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

Posted in Questions 3 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

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

Posted in Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

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

Posted in Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 38 Comments