Thoughts I had while fighting the flu:
Is this what it feels like to become a vampire?
Joan and James are being so nice to me.
Joan and James are being too nice to me. Can they sense what I cannot – imminent death?
I am going to die alone. I am going to die alone up here in this attic, in this stupid Megalodon t-shirt. (Dying alone has been a recurring fear of mine ever since I realized I don’t know how to perform the Heimlich — to others, or to myself. Twice I’ve chipped teeth while eating too quickly, so choking doesn’t seem too far fetched.)
When will my cool fever dreams kick in?
I had no idea cats could sleep so much.
Is that a dreadlock?
While hopped up on Sudaphed: Why do people do meth?
While crying in the urgent care parking lot: I really need cat litter. And Feeder Supply is right there. But I can’t be the girl who walks in crying, buys cat litter and leaves.
I am the girl who walked in crying, bought cat litter and left.
Should I call everyone I had contact with late last week? Or is that only appropriate with STDs?
What if my boss thinks I’m lying?
Because really, who gets the flu in May?
Maybe this isn’t the flu.
This definitely isn’t the flu.
While searching my body for ticks: I must have Lyme disease.
While searching my body for mosquito bites: I must have Zika.
While searching my body for claw marks: I must have Cat Scratch Fever. Oh, God. What a horribly ironic way to die.
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