Writing 101 Day 17: Fear, the John Updike way

What are you scared of? Address one of your worst fears. If you’re up for a twist, write this post in a style that’s different from your own.


Her appointment was at 1:30 pm. It was now noon and she felt anxious. She showered and went downstairs. She decided some work at the computer might take the edge of the anxiety and distract her. Work on the computer frequently had that effect on her. Once she worked all night long. That was on a programming project. 

She wondered if the RN was correct. That the injection would block the nerve pain and resolve the problem. She’d had this kind of injection once before but that was in the hand. It was different with the neck. Lots of things could go wrong with the neck. She tried willing herself to relax. It was useless.


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