The migraine I had Thursday, the first one this year, scared me. Late Wednesday night I lost the ability to talk coherently. I remember trying to talk to my OH, but the words kept coming out in a jumble. Eventually, I gave up and went to bed. Unfortunately, I never took my tablets. I went to work Thursday, not feeling well at all, and my colleague’s persuaded me to see a doctor. They didn't say anything at the time, but they told me yesterday I was as white as a sheet and had a glazed look about me.
Thankfully, the doctor told me that talking gibberish can be a sign of an impending migraine, as the blood cells to your brain can become constricted. However, it's not normal to have a symptom, or aura as it's called, you've never had before. Anyone who suffers from migraines will have tells or signs that they are about to get an attack. For me it's the feeling someone has hit me on the left of side of my head, hard, numbness in my left arm, and sometimes everything goes purple. He sent me home, told me to contact a doctor if the symptom returned, and made an appointment for a check-up next Wednesday. Fingers-crossed this was a one-off.
Apart from the migraine, it's been a good week for me. I entered the Bridport Prize for the first time, entering three pieces into the flash fiction category, and submitted a short story for the Strictly Writing Award. Luna Black has been accepted into Pill Hill Press's Fem-Fangs anthology. Here's the cover artwork:
And my entry for the Six Sentences The Mysterious Dr. Ramsey competition made it into the same-titled anthology.
It's already available to purchase here, which leads me onto Amazon. I have the suspicion that a member of the Writers' News Talkback Forum I belong to wrote the review, but I can't begin to tell you the buzz I got from seeing my name in a review. I've been reviewed, on Amazon!