This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – ALTERNATIVE
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My doctor, who is admittedly clueless, suggests I should try some alternative solution, so I go for acupuncture to help with these mysterious sharp shooting pains I’ve been getting in my back, legs, arms and, most painfully, chest.
So I’m on a table, doing my famous impersonation of a deranged hedgehog, or maybe I mean porcupine, clad only in a somewhat inadequate towel, when the nice man indicates an area on my ankle which he is about to attack, saying this is where emotions can be triggered.
Well, in my case it triggers severe anger, causing me to stealthily remove my hidden poignard and stab him in his left eye, for which he thanks me profusely, remarking that this proves the efficacy of acupuncture, as he has never felt better.
At the end of the session I dress, drink a surprising quantity of water, and walk home in sopping wet clothes; you’d think I’d sprung a leak.
On my doorstep I find a small parcel, with a note in the evil scrawling style of my dear ex-wife, a lovely lady who is not, alas, overly fond of me, promising to get me next time.
Unwrapping the neatly prepared package I find a voodoo doll which bears a striking resemblance to myself, except that it has clearly died a terrible death.