Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Doc Says I Need a Better Story

Let me set the scene. We were in a joint garage sale with my wife's sister and S-I-L. Her brother and S-I-L have a 3 yr old (our niece) who is cute as anything. I read her "Cinderella" and "Sleeping Beauty and the Seven Dwarfs" -- she insisted Snow White was Sleeping Beauty. Then she wanted me to play with chalk on the driveway. WARNING: Playing hopscotch can be dangerous to the achiles tendon. Hopping on one foot was a very bad idea. My achiles underwent surgery this morning. Just goes to show how healthy reading is -- should have stuck to the books.

The foot/ankle doctor thinks I might want to change the story to basketball or football or ........

Hey, my few readers are primarily fiction writers......who can make up a better story for me???

(I actually think the truth is pretty funny, but I'm betting someone can come up with a better one.)

Jim aka Bigfoot

9 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

Hope you feel better!

I think the hopscotch makes a perfect story!

Christine M said...

The best story is totally the hopscotch one.

When my brother tore his achilles tendon, last year, it was while running during a touch football game between the state police and secret service.

But I still think your story is better.

Feel better soon.

Jim Danielson said...

Thanks for stopping by Tricia and Chris

Trina S said...

Stick with the hopscotch story. It evokes a higher level of sympathy than the other sports. Hope you are resting and reading.

Jim Danielson said...

Resting, reading and next week WRITING. I'm sticking with hopscotch (the truth). Look for it to pop up in a novel in the future.

Vivian said...

Glad you're sticking with the hopscotch.

Here's to a quick recovery!

Jim Danielson said...

Vivian: Thanks for stopping by. The doctor says it's healing really well. Should be in a walking boot by son's wedding July 25

Suzanne Casamento said...

Dear Bigfoot,

What could beat a hopscotch injury? I say you stick to the truth. : )

Jim Danielson said...

Suzanne: Thanks for stopping by. I'm sticking with the truth here. Another example of truth is better than fiction. Just the same, time to get back to fiction revisions.