It's Not A Green Thumb

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The first day I saw it, it was just a little spot. Right over my left ring-finger knuckle. I thought maybe I had not washed well, or I got some ink on it from work.

The next morning my whole knuckle was green and looking a little fuzzy. I considered a trip to the doctor's office, but my wallet was bereft of the copay, and so was my bank account. It would have to wait until payday.

I looked up home remedies. I washed my hands in bleach. The fuzz turned black. Ha! Progress. I wrapped it in a bandage and told my coworkers I burnt it making pizza.

I woke up the next day with the entire back of my hand covered in green fuzz. There was a free clinic in town, but only open from noon to 2 on Thursdays. At work, I could hardly concentrate. I spilled coffee down my pants, sent an email to the wrong person, and accidentally deleted an entire days' worth of data all by 10:30.

I took a half day and a taxi to the clinic. After eliminating bad hygiene and gardening tendencies, there was only one solution: Envy.


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Comments (4 so far!)

ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Based on Robert Quick's prompt:

Every day that a man wakes up he finds soft fungus or mold growing on his left hand.

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ethelthefrog

ethelthefrog

Envy. Nice.

For the record, I have no idea why "fuzzy" is coming out as "fu". It's in the database as "fuzzy". I guess there's a bug in the function that does the magic with bold and italics. Sorry about that. I'll see if I can work out what the problem is and fix it.

  • #557 Posted 4 years ago
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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

weird! and pi should be pizza...

  • #563 Posted 4 years ago
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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

crap

  • #564 Posted 4 years ago
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Story prompt:

Every day that a man wakes up he finds soft fungus or mold growing on his left hand.

Fungus by Robert Quick


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