Allen G. Bagby

Author of the Creed of Kings Saga

A CAUTIONARY NOTE

I finally feel 95% normal after committing mass genocide Wednesday afternoon. No regrets. I went to bed at 8PM that evening a bit nauseated with a mild headache. I watched an hour-long documentary about N. Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

The headache intensified and my gut started churning while watching the doc. Since I had no guilt over the mass executions I had committed, I thought it was something I ate that day, but I had eaten the normal stuff.

About 11PM I woke up, skin on fire, joints aching, fever and then the cycle began. You know the routine – bathroom, bed, bathroom, bed, bathroom, hallway, bathroom, bathroom, bathroom………..bed.

I missed work Thursday. Called in but did not mention my annihilation of the enemy. I lay in bed on a splendid Spring day with stomach cramps and the worst headache I have ever had in my life.

In mere slivers of clear headedness in the fog of pain and anxiety, I searched for the cause of my suffering. Couldn’t have been food. Bad salad might have affected me earlier in the day. Virus? Odd …hadn’t heard of anyone having this type of virus at work.

All I ate Thursday was a teaspoon of yogurt, and that nauseated me. Thursday night I swore to myself if it were this intense Friday morning, I would take myself to the ER.

Friday 6AM leaning over my bed and my stomach still cramping, bad taste on my tongue, skin burning, joints extremely sore and fever high, I started working through the scenario of going to McKinney Medical Center. Driving, filling out forms, cost, aggravation!

I dragged myself to the medicine cabinet and took 3 more aspirin. The mass killing kept eating at me, though. I lay back on the bed one more time. Sleep. Restful sleep took me. I woke up at NOON. Headache? GONE! All symptoms but the churning stomach, GONE.
I just enjoyed the relief for a moment and then slowly put on some clothes.

Felt as if I had emerged from hibernation and the past whatever-hours was a blur.

I wobbled out to the site of the massacre. The poison had worked. They were there in mass bundles of dark red. The boiling cauldron of Fire Ant poison had done the deadly deed. Each bed was sheer desolation.

I had been humming tunes from Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All album as I cut open the bag of ant killer. That’s it! Yes! As I walked out of the garage late Wednesday afternoon a gust of wind had slapped the bag of granules I was holding and I got a puff of poison right in my face. Didn’t seem like a big deal at the time.

But I’m the lucky one. I vanquished, I’m guessing, 2.5 million Fire Ants and I learned to be more careful with ant killer.

About Allen G. Bagby

Allen G. Bagby is an American author of fantasy fiction and an experienced blogger. His favorite and influential authors are David Gemmell, J. R. R. Tolkien, Bernard Cornwell, Terry Goodkind and C. S. Lewis. He is also influenced by movies such as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gladiator and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Blood & Soul is the first book in the Creed of Kings Saga. It can be read alone. He independently published Blood & Soul in mid-2014. It hit #1 a couple of times and stayed five and a half months on Amazon's Top 100 in various related genres. He's currently writing the next book in the Creed of Kings Saga, the working title is Out of Oblivion. Website: www.allengbagby.com Twitter: @aspeakinghuman Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/AllenGBagby/ Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/allengbagby

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