Boneman Fever Part 6

Back in my room. Back in my own bed wrapped in my own quilt with my own stuff all around me. Aisling just left to get me water. Shinytop is here. Actually, he’s been here since I got back yesterday, and I really, really wish someone would take him away because he won’t stop talking. ‘You’re great,’ he keeps saying. ‘You’re strong, you’re tough,…

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Boneman Fever Part 5

Mostly too weak to leave th bed. Ganhook’s been coming in, pushing food into my mouth and spilling water down my throt. He mixing something in the water. Salty apricot taste His beard is unrolled when Ganhook tends to me. It ask questions in French Are there yellow dots on front of my eyes? Are mi muscles frozen? Do u hear voices? ‘Yes. I…

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Boneman Fever Part 4

Bored. Sick. Bored. Sick. Bored. Sick. Cramp. Cramp. Cramp. Head bustin. Eyes bustin. Chest bustin. Bucket stink choking me. Bored. Sick. Bored. Sick. Bore . . . Aggggggghhhhhhh!!!! I can’t stand this much longer! How long before they cure me! Getting weaker every day. Must rest. But I dread sleeping. Dreams come to me, visions of a spirit skeleton inside me. It talks. It…

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Boneman Fever Part 3

All the shadow bits are gone now. Like something’s inside me, I feel bloated and my limbs feel so heavy it’s hard to stand for long. My mind’s cloudy. Sometimes I feel like I’m back home, in bed, and Mum’s going to come through the door at any moment carrying a bowl of something nice. Other times, I feel like I’m looking through the…

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Boneman Fever Part 2

I’ve been under quarantine for the past three days, confined to a windowless basement room, with a bed, bucket, candles and a table and chair. I wish I was back home in my own bed. I’d give anything to be back home in my own bed. But at least there’s a fireplace here, and a bit of Sparks burning in that fireplace, which gives…

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Boneman Fever Part 1

I’m not feeling good. My legs ache. My back aches. My brain aches. All of me is wrecked. Aisling says I’m getting old. Behind her smiles, though, her concern is evident. Even Shinytop sounded worried when I mentioned it. We were in the kitchen, and he got really excited when I told him I also felt like I was being followed by a shadow,…

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