On Headaches

Today seems to be a day for headaches. All throughout the friends list I see people suffering from cranial pain.

I, too, suffer that pain.

It's part migraine. I can tell by the location.

It's part exhaustion. Last night's inventory kicked my fucking ass. I basically put in two eight-hour days yesterday — from 9 to 5, and from 8 to 4. And people wonder why EB Games tires me so….

It's part that contact headache from the baked kid in the store.

I'd love it if this headache went away. I'll pop more pills shortly. I want to sleep, but the headache's unlikely to let me.

I've decided that a headache is a living thing. It wants to live. It wants to grow. It knows that, if I don't sleep, I'll have a headache tomorrow, and it will live another hour, another day. No living thing wants to die. Headaches don't want to die. Ergo, a headache is a living thing.

It's just so tempting to shove something through the skull, through the cranial wall, and attack the headache at its source. I know that would be a Very Bad Thing to do, yet the urge remains. If this headache continues, this living thing will be hating life.


Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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