What do you do when you’re too distracted to write? Not write.
Writing = thinking = not a good thing when you have rocks in your fingers.
— UNEDITED FIRST DRAFT —
As a mom was leaving the soccer field today, one of the kidlets she was wrangling kicked their ball onto the road. Because my kid was already strapped in the car – he quit playing once the coaches showed up, disappointed there were no dandelions to pick today – I sped across the street to “save that mama’s day.” But I sped too quickly, nearly completing a full forward role down the center line.
In the midst of this ball-rescue-gone-wrong, I learned I have cat-like reflexes. Instead of bracing my fall, palms flat like most humans, I chose to dig in my claws. I now have miniature pebbles lodged deep into the tips of my fingers, making it hard to write and type.
Now all I can think about are the infections and various life-threatening diseases I’ve likely contracted.
Is my tetanus booster up to date?
If there’s no pain, redness or swelling, can these sand-grain sized specs be brewing a major infection?
Writing is making me think, and thinking is making things worse. I do not recommend writing with rocks in your fingers.
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