The Hypochondriac’s Lament.

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Words: 350
Language: English
Tags: sickness
About Ernest Winchester

I began spinning yarns at a young age, regaling my audience (my long suffering mother) each afternoon with tall tales of the second grade happenings of the day.
Years later, the duties of raising a family of five children curtailed my writing cravings until retirement allowed time to indulge my fertile imagination. I can now claim the dubious title of author without fearing being struck by lightning for lying. Over a dozen novels—only four published so far—and close to two dozen short stories total my output since I starting drawing SS checks. Retirement is grand.

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Review by: Paolo M on Dec. 08, 2013 : (no rating)
the rhythm and the hammering persistence of questions are very very effective - sadly funny :) thank you for your review, ernest
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Review by: MickySmit on May 12, 2013 :
An amusing little tale. I'm with Michael Carter. It could have been longer with a greater exploration of the angst and then the climax would be cleverer. Good writing style, though.
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Review by: Michael Carter on Jan. 20, 2013 :
Nice writing, and a good subject; I know I'm always thinking every little ache and pain is going to be some hideous blood clot or something. Wasn't too keen on the jokey ending, but have just realised the story is in the humour section.I would have liked the earlier paranoia explored more, but never mind. A good little read, considering the concise word-count.
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Review by: Sam Heatherley on Nov. 18, 2012 :
Been there and done it. Nice short story.
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Review by: Jonathan Antony Strickland on Nov. 04, 2012 :
Short and to the point. As someone fast approaching 40 I can relate to this small comic piece as little niggles and pains seem to get more serious each year.
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Review by: Javan Tenebrae on Nov. 02, 2012 :
Well done with a logical conclusion.
BTW Thank you for pointing out an editing error in my story you reviewed. It's corrected.
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Review by: Johnny Rivas on Oct. 29, 2012 :
Get well soon! ;)
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Review by: Lucian Carter on Oct. 18, 2012 :
As we speak my roommate has an ear infection. He's been told to stay home from work because he's highly contagious. But he's in the same bloody apartment as me and doing nothing to prevent /me/ from getting infected! Does it only affect the ear? How bad could it get? And how do I protect myself?

So I can relate to this story. The ending doesn't exactly sing but it does tie the story up well. The early part is better, really captures the emotion well.

All in all a nice piece of flash fiction.
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Review by: Manuela Cardiga on Sep. 08, 2012 :
I do so relate!
Loved the story, but am giving the five stars for you very constructive and helpful review of my story "The Visitor".
Thank you, I've implemented some of your suggestions.
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Review by: Michaelyn Cortez on July 05, 2012 :
Made me chuckle and relate!
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Review by: Sandra Black on June 26, 2012 :
A near perfect little flash fiction piece. Nice twist at the end and beaut use of humour.
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