The Hypochondriac’s Lament.

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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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A. J. Oxford reviewed on on Oct. 7, 2014

Clever ending. Enjoyed it.
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Paolo M. reviewed on on Dec. 8, 2013
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the rhythm and the hammering persistence of questions are very very effective - sadly funny :) thank you for your review, ernest
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MickySmit reviewed on 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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Michael Carter reviewed on 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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Sam Heatherley reviewed on on Nov. 18, 2012

Been there and done it. Nice short story.
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Jonathan Antony Strickland reviewed on on Nov. 4, 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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Javan Tenebrae reviewed on on Nov. 2, 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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Johnny Rivas reviewed on on Oct. 29, 2012

Get well soon! ;)
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Lucian Carter reviewed on 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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Manuela Cardiga reviewed on on Sep. 8, 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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Michaelyn Cortez reviewed on on July 5, 2012

Made me chuckle and relate!
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Sandra Black reviewed on 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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