Writing Under the Influence

It’s not as easy as it sounds

Photo by Michał Parzuchowski on Unsplash

My mind just got a little muddier

Early this week, after surgery, I woke up with an IV pumping me full of fluids — some of them opioids. I expected that — but that was the problem — I didn’t know what to expect.

Would I rave like a lunatic about the creature lurking in the corner with vicious-looking fangs, five…



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Tracy Stengel

Tracy Stengel

Writer and freelance fiction editor. Find me curled up w/ a blanket of metaphors or at www.tracystengel.com. You can buy me ☕️ at https://ko-fi.com/tracystengel