I felt feverish again just before lunch. I tried napping a bit but that didn’t help much. I took more Advil and then headed down to the mall. There is a fruit juice bar where they have a ton of fruit out in front. I asked if they sold just the fruit, and they did. So I bought a banana and 2 apples for $2 and after eating the fruit I’m feeling better.

Hopefully I’ll stay that way.

About 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 Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.