Valentines Day can certainly evoke strong emotion. In this case, particularly creepy ones, as my story, "Honeyed Tongue" goes live on the Gallery of Curiosities podcast today: https://gallerycurious.com/2018/02/12/ep-54-honeyed-tongue-by-deborah-l-davitt-seeded-by-susan-taitel/.
In other news, I'm a month out from the LASIK redo that will hopefully end my eye woes. As is, I still have to wear a contact in the eye that I had surgery on in December of last year. The surgery was intended to give me bifocal vision. The idea was, have better distant vision for driving, retain my spectacular up-close vision for typing and reading.
Now, I'd had LASIK back in 2000 to correct my (at the time), incredibly bad near-sightedness. (As in, the big E at the top of the chart wasn't there at ALL for my left eye. Just a wash of white at the time.) So, I trusted in the technology. I heard the warnings that some people aren't able to adjust. I knew one person who *had* adjusted, and one person who *hadn't*. I figured the odds were in my favor.
Nope. *sigh* Without a contact in, I can't read my computer screen. Without a contact in, the constant warping of the visual field as left eye and right eye fight? The world STILL looks like I'm looking through Jello--everything moves. Even with a contact in, it's a fight at times to see my cellphone screen clearly, and I don't even want to *try* to read a book for long periods. It's distressing, more than anything. And I just hope that they can put me back where I was, come March.
My son is doing much better this year, so my stress levels are much lower than they were this time last year. I've been writing a lot of shorter stuff of late, but I'm hoping to get back to Edda soon.