A report on the state of my health

I had a cold. It was a promiscuous cold; others had had it before me. And yet it clung to me like an unpaid student loan. I tried to use whiskey as an antibiotic. It went viral. I tried to sleep, but every time I came close, it woke me with a cough.

Finally, I sat down at my computer and called up the news. It was so depressing, I heard each cold virus scream as it committed suicide in a fit of nihilistic despair.

Wise men used to say, “starve a cold, feed a fever.” I say, show ’em the news. Let’s see just how tough they really are.

(From the movie, “The Shining.”)


About Brian Bixby

I enjoy history because it helps me understand people. I'm writing fiction for much the same reason.
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5 Responses to A report on the state of my health

  1. crimsonprose says:

    Unexpected, Brian. Either you really are feeling better. Or you are abysmally bored. Oddly, I hope it’s both. Boredom is always a good sign of imminent recovery. But, whatever the cause, it’s good to have one of your posts on my Reader again! 🙂

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