Richard Wright

author of strange, dark fictions


Bones, And Pins, And Parents

February 26, 2012 by Richard Wright in Journal, Life


It’s been a long old week at the House of Wright. To begin with, following my daughter’s Exciting Brush With Gravity, and the shattered wrist that followed, surgery was required. She’s been a brave soul throughout, and now has a pin holding her bones together. The operation went well, and everybody seems happy with the results, but it required an overnight stay in hospital, which is never fun. Worse still, she proved remarkably resilient to anaesthesia. While it put her under for the operation itself, she woke up in the recovery room a few minutes afterwards, bright as a button. We had been harboring a vague fantasy that she would be all but unconscious for at bit, but instead had an alert and incredibly bored eight year old to try and confine to a hospital bed for the next 24 hours. It’s as hard as it sounds.

My parents have also flown into Delhi for an overdue visit. It’s good to see them. At the same time, it so happens that lots of writing projects are either due, or need fairly immediate work. It’s always the way. I keep sneaking off for furtive moments of scribbling, but it’s not working. In a couple of hours we’re all off to Rajasthan for a few days of exploring, so I’ll have to shelve just about everything until I get back. At least, while being a holiday, this is also a research trip for one of the things I’m working on. I can almost pretend it’s work.

I’ll let you know all about it, when I get back. Until then, play nice…

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