Died in the wool

They lied. They said it would only take twenty-one days until it became my new normal. I’d learn to adjust, maybe even enjoy the change. I could’ve told them on day one that wasn’t going to happen. You can’t prepared yourself for something like that.

I did try. The first few days were horrible. So many sensations to deal with, to try to sort out. After a week the pain had eased a bit, but I couldn’t shake those feelings of irritation.

By the end of the third week, the sisters figured out I was allergic to my wool habit.

  1. Oh dear, how horrible! Great story.. cleverly told with that great twist of an ending!

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    1. It made me itch just thinking about it…

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      1. Me too! but then, I am allergic to wool too 😦

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  2. Fortunately, they do make habits in a cotton/polyester blend these days!

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  3. haha great twist and had me on my toes.

    Enjoyed

    Ally 🙂

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  4. Nice twist… I wasn’t sure where it was going. That’s always a good thing. And I love the photograph.

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    1. Thank you, Steph. I try to keep you all on your toes.

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  5. This is really interesting

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  6. I enjoyed this piece! Lovely little twist at the end, and very amusing!

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    1. I tried to use the prompt in a different way than expected.

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  7. wait, you were a nun? !!!!!!

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    1. When I was little, I would take a white T-shirt and pull it over my head so that it covered my hair then tell my mom. “I’m a nun.” Her Southern Baptist sensibilities were sorely tested.

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  8. oh, no!!! We wrote about the same thing!!! Love this. I should tell someday about the time we 8th grade girls delivered groceries to the convent at lunch time and . . . .

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    1. I think it’s hilarious that our stories paralleled. Great minds and all that.

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