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Modern Medicine

My headache was back.

“Try acupuncture, acupressure, a little weed.”

My friends meant well but I had already tried it all. I went to New Mexico for heat therapy and ended up dehydrated with dry, flaky skin.
I travelled to Iceland for cold therapy. I came home with chilblains in my toes.
Light saber therapy just left me confused about who was my father.
Acupuncture did nothing but make me feel like a human pin cushion and acupressure actually tickled. The good thing about that was that I forgot about my headache when I was laughing. So I hopped on a plane bound for India for laugh therapy. It might have been effective except for the nasty case of “Delhi belly” I developed.
I’d rather not talk about the unfortunate affair of trying weed. All you need to know is that I never had a chance to try it and I met some really cool girls in jail.
Now I’m standing in front of the PIC clinic trying to muster up the courage to walk in. It is my last hope. I just had to swallow a capsule. I took a deep breath and entered the Parasites In Capsules clinic.


Parasite was the prompt at http://writingthe200.wordpress.com


3 thoughts on “Modern Medicine

  1. I feel like trying to get a ‘twist’ or ‘surprise’ ending out of this was less effective than showing us what happens when she goes in might have been. But good entry! Thanks for participating. I think at this point you definitely win the free book. 🙂 Email me at Davidwblackstone at gmail dot com with your mailing address and I’ll send you one out from Createspace, 🙂


    1. Thanks for the feedback. My original thought was leaning more toward what happened when she took the capsules – or at least the potential benefits. Then I got caught up in the cures she had tried and ran out of words – and it was already Fri night 😉 -even though I know I can post any time.

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