Thursday, July 29, 2010

Damn Headache


Annoying little dog, yipping next door all night. I lug the pseudoephedrine and stew-meat from the grocery bag. There. That should fix it.

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Inspired by true life and the theme for this week's 52/250 challenge -- allergic reactions. Lots of things can cause hives and headaches, and one over-looked trigger is noise. At least for me.

I'm also trying my hand at mini-micro-teensy-weensy fiction. This is a hint fiction piece of 23 words (not including title). Fun for a change.


Live hard, write harder. Peace, Linda

24 comments:

  1. How often I have envisioned this ploy. Thanks for acting upon it for the vicarious types.

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  2. Hehee. You are wicked Linda. ;)

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  3. Thank you for succinctly going where I'd like to go...

    That was wonderful!

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  4. Ah I was wondering what would take care of that little $hit...and now the answer has fallen from the sky.

    you are a bad girl

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  5. I love how the comments are longer than your story!
    *laughing*
    So? Is the dog going to live or just sleep for a while?

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  6. So few words, so many interpretations! Well done!

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  7. Guess I should've brought my dog in sooner...

    Good story!

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  8. Exactly what hint fiction should be, just enough to allow the reader fill in everything around it. And thus the story.

    Really well done.

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  9. Thanks all. I DO love doggies, just not at 3 in the am. Peace...

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  10. Love a woman who takes matters into her own hands. Damn dogs.

    Micro fun.

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  11. Terrific story in so few words! Too bad the drugged stew meat wasn't for the owner.

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  12. This is a nice micro piece, Linda. Quite funny. Did I mention I love pseudoephedrine?

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  13. Poor lil' guy... but brutally good nonetheless, Linda...

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  14. Hopefully it knocks him out and doesn't just make him hyper and feel like his skin is crawling with ants...

    [not that I'd know anything about that]

    Great teensy weensy piece. With 80+ stories a week I often wish more were micro fiction.
    Loved the photo you paired it with.
    Nicely done.
    Karen :0)

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  15. I think you sugared the pill by offering the cur stew-meat. Kinda like a last supper on death row... Pesky dogs.

    (I wanted to sign off with 'Peace', but in the light of your 23 words felt it didn't quite fit!

    Marc Nash

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  16. Thanks all for reading! Marc, I think you had room for a peace.

    Karen, yeah the word length... mine are all ~250 words or fewer, in part because of the prompt I participate in, but also because I am REALLY trying to get even more concise in my writing. Great practice.

    Christian, I don't even want to ask, but if you have a good supply I know a secluded trailer with a bathtub and chemistry supplies (jk; sudafed's the best thing for allergies, but now it's all behind the counter as it's the crucial ingredient for making crank; so sad...).

    Speaking of sad, have a headache from noise and too much nut brown ale at my xxth high school reunion. Never gone to one before... interesting... Peace, Linda

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  17. Hemingway would be so proud. ;-) Is there anything you try your hand at that doesn't come out marvelously well?

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  18. Har! That was some hint, Linda! I'll bet that your neighbours will be watching you closely in future...

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  19. awe puppy.... haha too wicked. I loved it
    ~2

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  20. Oh, you bad, bad woman, Linda!
    Very cleverly done.

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  21. A good meal and sweet dreams. Nice.

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  22. Ha, Lou! Papa's the best. Thanks Danielle for popping over (I love your name, like water dripping over river rocks). Alan, my neighbors are my inspiration. Seriously. They have a new dog, btw. Just saying... Ah, puppy indeed ~2 -- we have a cat. And yes, Mazzz, feeling naughty. I'll be back to my usual mind-altered self this week. Good meal and sweet dreams for some 4-legged Donald. Yup.

    Thanks for reading, friends. it's almost the weekend --again! yay! peace...

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