“Are you sure you’re…fully human?”
I woke up with those words in my head this morning. Late last year I went off my medication just to see if my migraines would go away. They did, but now the original condition is untreated and that has led to many sleepless nights as of late. It may also have led to this novella, which is an interesting hypothesis: live with pain and write your best work. Right now I’m almost done Ship of Souls, and I am quite ready to go back on my medication. On Thursday I took a break between my two classes and checked Facebook; my cousin’s young son, Kodie, had left a message on my wall:
Hi Zetta! This is Kodie. I was wondering if you have written any more of your book you told me about at Bethany’s. I think about the book a lot and can not wait to read it! I have been playing lots of hockey and sledding on a big hill by my house.
Have a good day
He has also started writing his own stories, and will be sending some my way. In exchange, I promised to finish the novella, print it as a book, and send him the very first copy. At ten, he’s a bit young for this story (which my agent finds “scary”), but I love that he’s excited about reading and writing. The way I feel right now, I think the laptop, hot water bottle, and I will be spending the day on the couch…testing that hypothesis!