What sickness this?

Well, it might not be the flu but there is something that’s got a grip on me. I started as a sore throat yesterday. Today my throat is a little more sore and scratchy. And my body aches a bit. No runny nose, no stuffiness, no coughing. But the aching was enough for me to take some NyQuil a few hours ago.

The medicine more or less knocked me out. I got into bed and slept for a few hours, and woke up a little while ago. I’m pretty sure I had a low-grade fever, but after sleeping some I feel better.

So what is it, I wonder?

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Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.