Thursday, September 04, 2008
I feel like I've been suckerpunched ...
OK, for those that aren't up on this, I apologize
I have a few stories that I read on-line because I like the writer's style and one in particular because I happen to think the lady that writes them is a very inspired, unique individual. That particular person's story took a turn that hit me harder than any turn in any of her stories has ever done. I won't go into it deeply but a favorite character that I thought didn't get enough story-time as it was, met her brutal demise in the latest chapter(s).
It hit me hard, and I don't know why. I just can't begin to say why this fictional character's demise hit me as hard as the passing of any of my family. Maybe I felt that character was in a way part of my family, since I had 'borrowed' her with permission for several stories. I dunno ...
Let me clarify this by saying I'm off work from a bad back. My employer will not let somebody work on light duty beyond 60 days to avoid making that position a modified work position. Well, that timed out on me.
I'm now at home on disability while they figure out what's wrong with my back. My boss called to ask me to turn in my keys, cell phone, radio and laptop. It's not that they don't trust me, ya know because they did this to a coworker that went on a sabbatical I don't know ... it just hit me like a double whammy. I just don't know what to think ... I'm just sitting here now, deciding to post this. I started an hour ago and I can't find anything else to type.