Waiting for the doe…editor-in-chief is stoned

Or was that Godot?  Or Quinn the Eskimo?  Can’t recall. My Beloved Literati. Weekends are the times I get caught up on posting stories, but a funny thing happened on the way to the thornum: Kidney stones. This hurts more than trying to edit a Gary Clark Granny story that usually splits my sides.  Let he among you who without stones cast the first kidney.  I can’t think straight; certainly can’t sit long enough at the computer to give your stories the attention they deserve. Keep sending in your stories, though. I hope to be able to do everything justice in the next few days. And I will extend the deadline to February 12 instead of tenth, if that helps a little. I am comforted by the touchy feely philosophy of the Seventies “No Pain–No Pain.”


32 thoughts on “Waiting for the doe…editor-in-chief is stoned

  1. elizabeth sloan says:

    May an easy passing be with you. Hopefully there won’t be enough to make a necklace. Heal, breathe, breathe, heal.

  2. Diane Cresswell says:

    This too shall pass… may the stone be with you until it rolls gathering no moss. Heal… take the time to do this.

  3. Laura G says:

    You are still sharp as a tack with the puns, though! Take care and get better…Tfor extending the deadline…I’m sure we all need it.

  4. diana_SD says:

    I have heard it said that kidney stones are among the most painful conditions that one can bear. That you still have your sense of humor is a miracle. But then, if you stopped punning, I’d know without a doubt that you’d been swapped out by aliens or you were dead. I wish you potent pain killers and a swift resolution. Be nice to your nurses–they control your meds.

  5. diana_SD says:

    (Aside: if anyone is reading this who cannot find the comment field, or the comments look scrambled or distorted, please email me at diana at awordwithyoupress dot com)

  6. diana_SD says:

    How about a little a cappella from the troops to lift your spirits, Thorn? Everyone, please join me in a rousing chorus of “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone”! Then maybe we can sing together and bring the energy of the universe and the spirit of Dylan (last seen doing truck commercials during the Super Bowl) to bear on this most unfortunate condition with some four part harmony. Hit it, brothers and sisters: “Like a Rolling Stone ….” No? Have your hearts turned to stone?? Remember, together we can turn this lemon into lemonade, or as Michelangelo said, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” Or was that Donatello? I can’t keep those turtles straight.

  7. thorn says:

    Surgery today.so i would not feel so all alone, how about everyone list a song in which stones or stoned or stone or stoner is used. I’ll start: Taxi by harry chapin

  8. Parisianne Modert says:

    Will somebody at A Word With You Press please let us known when Thorn is out of surgery and out of recovery and out of danger. There are many of us who love him a lot, a lot and are praying for him with worried hearts.

  9. Glclark says:

    You think the stone hurts? Wait until they put the stint in during surgery and then you go back in 7 days and they pull it out.
    Other than that – I wish you the best and don’t bogart the pain pills.

  10. Glclark says:

    But seriously, before the AWwYP faithful attack me for disrespecting you……….. Hope all goes well and call me when you get a chance.

  11. Parisianne Modert says:

    “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by Poison. Recover and heal…”Every rose has its thornJust like every night has its dawn
    Just like every cowboy sings his same sad old song
    Every rose has its thorn”…

  12. Julie says:

    Hope you’re feeling better & will recover soon! I think the loyal fans have got the “stone” theme covered here…may the discomfort all become a memory very soon.

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