Things not to do when getting a migraine:
1. Go for a run for the first time in three months. (It was a great run, strangely. But I’ve done this in the past — the first run is great. It’s the second one that hurts.)
2. Eat sliced turkey luncheon meat and four of those little red wrapped cheeses (you know the ones) for dinner because it’s eight at night now and you’ve been up since four in the morning, and you can’t wait for food even long enough to heat up pasta water.
3. Bake brownies for next-door neighbor Sam (with the grill the size of a Buick bumper and a heart even bigger) who’s having a party for his 29th birthday. Embrace the if-you-can’t-beat-em-join-em philosophy, and take the shot of Patron you’re offered.
Lord have mercy. I’m dying today. I have to work, though; we’re short-staffed and I have no sick time left over from being with Mom. Wearing sunglasses at work is terrifying when you walk in the bathroom and don’t recognize the person looking at you in the mirror. Ow.
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