Wordless Wednesday: The Seven-Year-Old practices medicine

(Photo: Shala Howell)

(Photo: Shala Howell)

Unpacking continues apace at Caterpickles Central. Only 52 boxes to go! (More or less. If you ignore the piles of boxes that I’ve decided what to do with — donate, move to basement, break down & recycle — but haven’t quite gotten around to taking care of yet.)

Literalistic caveats aside, a few days ago, we uncovered a trove of stuffed animals from my childhood. The Seven-Year-Old immediately adopted this battered old raccoon, and sent him to hospital for some belated rehab. Raccoony lost an eye in a regrettable incident some 35 years ago.

I honestly don’t remember the details, but I’m certain The Seven-Year-Old will pry some suitably grim story of my miscreant younger self out of Raccoony this afternoon.

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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 Nine-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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2 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: The Seven-Year-Old practices medicine

  1. bobraxton says:

    hope it goes to the iCoon hospital — my father (born 1916) referred to one of the high schools in Alamance County, NC, as “blind pig.” The high school name was Pleasant Grove (PG) – p eye g with a missing “eye”

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  2. Betty Kerstiens says:

    This “doctor’ thing must be genetic!!!

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