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Sick Day

The very first thing Vernon noticed when his alarm went off was a burning in his throat.He tried swallowing, but it felt like choking down broken glass. He also couldn’t breathe through his nose. He felt alright the night before. … Continue reading

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The Night of Projectile Vomiting

“Last night I woke up to the worst sound in the world,” said Don. “What?” asked Frances. The two were standing in line at Starbucks. “The sound of my son throwing up.” Frances cringed. “That’s bad.” “At first I thought … Continue reading

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Why Men Die Sooner Than Women

Brenda left her afternoon meeting, checked her phone for messages and groaned. “What’s up?” asked Martin. “My husband left sixteen texts and three messages,” she said. Martin gave Brenda a quizzical look. “He’s sick,” explained Brenda. “Oh,” said Martin. “What’s … Continue reading

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Virusgirl

After the morning rush at the coffee shop Sandy covered her mouth and ran to the back. Miguel noticed her and followed. “Are you okay?” asked Miguel. “I don’t feel so good,” mumbled Sandy. “You look pale.” “I threw up … Continue reading

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Escape Plan

Bruce arrived at home from work just in time to discover Amy emphatically embracing the toilet. He froze. She hadn’t yet seen him. Sneaking out of the front door seemed like a hopeful plan. Unfortunately, it was a plan doomed … Continue reading

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When Husbands Get Sick

The groaning from the bed grew louder as Cassidy stared into the bathroom mirror. She rolled her eyes as she applied foundation.   “Cassidy, I’m sick,” Fletcher moaned.   “I know. Why don’t you rest.”   “I can’t. My throat … Continue reading

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The Cognitive Benefits of Cough Syrup

  When Brent Dunsmure woke up, his head felt like it was filled with helium. His throat was rough like sandpaper and his nose dripped several times before he could reach a tissue. He punched his pillow in frustration. He … Continue reading

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