Olly Oxen Free

There’s nothing like having a migraine on Friday affernoon. When you’ve taken off work to watch your favorite son swim.

This is a joke, Leah. I don't have a favorite child.

This is a joke, Leah. I don’t have a favorite child.

The worst part about my headaches is that they seem to strike without warning. At first there’s a dull throbbing that may or may not turn into the wretched pounding that makes me want to unscrew the top of my head and let my brains fizz out.

With a can opener.

With a can opener.

The good news is that I’m in a hotel with blackout curtains and (so far) no barking dogs or jackhammers in the parking lot

The bad news is that I’m in a hotel bed. Nothing is as comfortable as my Multi-layered mattress concoction I’ve got going on at home.

The worse news is that there aren’t any funny mattress memes and I’ve got an ABBA earworm on repeat.

“Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance….”


About Laura Alford, PhD

I'm a recent graduate of LSU (PhD in Accounting). In addition to academic research, I also write fiction on Tuesday nights with the Asilomar Writers.
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1 Response to Olly Oxen Free

  1. Susan Sands says:

    So sorry!! Hope it goes all the way away very soon!!

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