Plugs

Luc Reid writes about the psychology of habits at The Willpower Engine. His new eBook is Bam! 172 Hellaciously Quick Stories.

David Kopaska-Merkel’s book of humorous noir fiction based on nursery rhymes, Nursery Rhyme Noir 978-09821068-3-9, is sold at the Genre Mall. Other new books include The zSimian Transcript (Cyberwizard Productions) and Brushfires (Sams Dot Publishing).

Trent Walters, poetry editor at A&A, has a chapbook, Learning the Ropes, from Morpo Press.

Sara Genge’s story “Godtouched” may be found in Strange Horizons.

Archive for the ‘Limbs’ Category

Limb Enigma Disorder. An Introduction.

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Limb-Reanimation Dysphoria, also known as Limb Enigma Disorder or LED is a recently described condition ailing those patients whose limbs have needed extensive reanimation techniques. It is obvious that limb-reanimation–usually due to heart failure to the limb–is a specially traumatic medical intervention, particularly for those patients who, except for their limbs, remain conscious during the affair. The majority of patients experience some sadness, heaviness and lack of joie de vivre in their limbs for a few days, but in a small percentage of cases, this condition becomes persistent and merits the diagnosis of LED.

Acute Leg Sorrow: A Case Report

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Acute Leg Sorrow: A Case Report.

Mrs M., a forty-five year old woman, reported to the Emergency Room with acute leg sorrow in her lower left extremity.

The examination revealed redness and emotional stasis in the leg, as well as pulsating anguish and some financial distress. The patient was not allergic to any medication, had no previous conditions and didn’t remember any leg trauma in the previous months.

Basic tests showed low platelets and self-esteem, left-leaning leukocytes and high introspection/physical exercise ratio. The patient didn’t report any addictions or compulsions, although she did admit to marital stress (football and beer related) and conjugal sexual dysfunction.

A number of treatments were proposed, including lymbic transmapheresis, Viagra treatment for the husband and divorce (with or without heterosexual-to-homosexual, sexual orientation reassignment).

Mrs M. wasn’t amenable to any of these options. Resistance to treatment in patients with organ sadness has been amply described in Medical Literature, and although more conservative treatments were suggested and Mrs M. was informed that she had to do something to appease her limb, eventually, the patient elected to sign a voluntary release form and leave Hospital, talking her grieving leg with her.

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