When I say that I’m a writer

Alicia Auhagen
Jun 6, 2019 · 4 min read

“So, what do you do?”

Worry. Distract. Complain. These are not the answers I divulge to my new doctor. Instead, I give her the one she’s looking for.

“I’m a writer.”

She pivots quickly away from the glow of the computer screen, her short strawberry blonde hair bouncing with her. Over the rims of her glasses, her eyes widen, eager for more information.