JOELLE’S TALES: FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH #TMAT120 #WRITING #PROMPT FOR JUNE 6, 2019

I was beginning to think this challenge had been discontinued or worse, I’d missed it, but Joelle has just admitted she’d forgotten to post it for two months!

Today’s prompt is:  A strange thing that happened to you when you were sick.  

I’m not sick very often, but back in 1975, it was thought I had glandular fever and I was off work for five weeks.
The boyfriend was very good and came to visit every evening, but there were no snuggles and cuddles in case he caught whatever I had.
However, I got a craving for two things.
Despite a sore throat and sensation of swallowing broken glass, the only thing I was able to keep down was gingernut biscuits. Mum was buying them by the box.
The second was jigsaw puzzles, and I completed the biggest I’d ever attempted, which was 3000 pieces. When it was finished, it was put under the bed, but never got round to being framed.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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7 Responses to JOELLE’S TALES: FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH #TMAT120 #WRITING #PROMPT FOR JUNE 6, 2019

  1. floridaborne says:

    Excellent! 120 words and no one would know you were word-limited in expressing your experience with a nightmare sickness.

    Sorry about missing 2 months. I went to the doctor’s office for a blood test on April 1 and came down with chills, and 103F fever the day I was supposed to write TMAT120 I was sick for a month, and by the next month I was rushing to catch up with work.

    I have to admit that although my experience was bad, yours sounds brutal.

  2. Sadje says:

    Wow, 3000 pieces! That’s something! I am happy to do 400 pieces.

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