In sickness and in health

Daddyo, on finding me slumped in a fetal position on the couch, buried in cats: “Mommyo, do you want to go lie down? You look like you feel awful.”

Mommyo, beset by a migraine and an uncommonly severe allergy attack: “I’m a huge ball of misery and I’m bringing everyone else down.”

The Four-Year-Old, shoving a cat aside so that she can put her head on my hip: “You’re kind of bringing me down on your lap.”


About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, or musing about books and the writing life at
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4 Responses to In sickness and in health

  1. Sheila says:

    I hope you are feeling better.
    Love, mom


  2. zeuspro says:

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