Returning the Favor
A Short Story by
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He awoke with a pounding headache. It started at the top, near his forehead and wrapped around his skull as if a boa was squeezing, closing its grip, tighter and tighter until all he could see was bright flashes before his eyes. As he tried to get a grip on where he was, through the blinding pain, trying to think of the last time he had a headache this bad, but they'd become more and more frequent, the times just seemed to blend together into one continuous flash.