Ordeal by headache

A: Migraine, migraine, go away, and please don’t come another day.

D: You call that poetry, A?

A: Nothing I do is poetry, D – I’m bad at it on a good day, and today is not that day.

D: I tremble to ask if you did anything of worth this day?

Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A: Watched the BBC’s new-to-me Agatha Christie’s Marple – which, overall, isn’t bad if I haven’t read the book they’re “re-imaging.” If I have, or if I’ve already watched a version of the story and it included Francesca Annis and James Warwick, then it’s bad beyond measure.

D: I think you should stick to your fictional British spies on days like today – you’re running a risk on that one, A. What about your goals?

A: (Whimper) Ask me again tomorrow – tomorrow is the 1st, i.e. official update day. Let’s just say that round 1 of editing for Part 2 (which may now be Book 2) is complete.

D: Well done, A.

A: . . .

D: I do know when to walk softly.

A: Occasionally. I also put a flash fiction piece up for the Electric Purple Prompt on the Community Storyboard. It’s called A Fairy’s Kiss. And, I’m working on a modern counterpoint to the love letters post I did a few weeks ago.

D: I’m just going to keep walking softly here, A.

A: Smart Druid.

Dame Christie Fan? Thoughts on the new(ish) Marple? Aren’t Tommy and Tuppence — I mean Francesca Annis and James Warwick the best, ever?! 


Published by Katie Sullivan

Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, Katie Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in Milwaukee with her daughter, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). Her first series, The Changelings Saga, a young adult historical fantasy trilogy is available on Amazon. She can be found writing with said character at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

24 thoughts on “Ordeal by headache

  1. Ugh, migraines are the worst. I hope you feel better soon. What a time to have the nasty culprit. Right in the middle of summer, no less.


    1. Thank you – it eased out last night (thankfully), but the next day is always funky regardless. Luckily, I don’t get them often, and they don’t last long. I also used it as an excuse to get free dish-washing out of the child and an excuse to eat potato chips. I think pain burns more calories. 🙂


    1. Aww – thank you, Briana!! I think you should get all the shine on awards – you are a much brighter light than I, but thank you all the same. 🙂


  2. What is the deal with the migraines? I had one late last week, and now I’ve read two posts in a row with migraines. I’m glad it’s gone now. Do you think it’s possible that we women are all getting on the same cycle because we blog and see each other almost every day? I’ve heard of women in the workplace getting on the same cycle, but this??


    1. That would be frightening – I mean, I’ve had it happen in the workplace, but that could have the potential to make the internet/blogosphere a very scary place! 🙂

      I’ve seen things crop up in cycles on various blogs – one person writes about online marketing and then I see it everywhere. I prefer marketing to migraines, however (just)!


  3. Watched ep 1 of Marple the actors were good to look at but the story was ……… not there, badly written, I’m stuck for words…….. maybe I was having a bad day…… been a Miss Marple fan for a long time…. I have all the Black and White movies……… going to stop talking now.


    1. I don’t think you were having a bad day. Unfortunately, I hadn’t made my way through much of Agatha Christie’s work at the time, and didn’t know any better – it wasn’t the greatest thing in the world, but I had nothing to compare it to. Once I did, I was horrified. Just horrified. And what I heard (because I refuse to watch this episode) they did to Tuppance is near unforgiveable. I will admit that I watched yesterday because I hadn’t read Ordeal by Innocence, and I was too ill to make comparisons. I’m sure once I read the book I’ll be seeing red again!


  4. Sounds like you and I should have hung out today — at least we could have commiserated and fetched each other cold cloths and lonelyTylenol.
    I just looked at myself in the mirror, and realize that I look almost like a raccoon myself — my eyes always look bruised after having a migraine all day.


    1. We could have – misery with company is so much better. I don’t get them often and so I don’t remember what to do – I’m almost shocked with the pain. Cold clothes would have been a lovely thing!

      I looked pretty wretched myself this morning – luckily I only have to interact with the public for about an hour today. I hope your head (and eyes) are better, too.


    1. Thank you. It’s eased thanks to medication, but it’s certainly reduced the ability to think. On the plus side, I might actually get to bed in time to make waking up at 4:30 slightly reasonable!


    1. She’s not my favorite character, either – but I like her better than Poirot (although he has some fun books, too). The new show (it first aired in 2007 I think) puts her in books she has no business being in – including a Tommy and Tuppence story that I refuse to watch because it does horrible things (those are my favorite characters). I’m not a purist about book/movie interpretations, but somethings just don’t need to be monkeyed with. I took a risk today because I’d never read Ordeal by Innocence. It wasn’t bad.


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