No, I don’t post a picture every time I hurt myself. Now, how sad is that? Way, that’s how.
Subject was proceeding downstairs to feed the cat when this gentleman allegedly stuck a splinter in her hand.
Looks like it’s right on the surface, dunnit? Looks like you could just lift it off. Not so. I tried. Oh, yes, I tried.
Got a needle and a pair of needle-nosed tweezers. But there was nothing to grasp; it was all out of reach.
Who could save me now??? I turned to the only possible resource.
Interwebs to the rescue!
I made a paste of baking soda and water, put a glob of that over the splinter, covered it with an adhesive bandage (or, for my English-speaking friends, a sticking plaster), and left it for 24 hours. After that time, the splinter was easy to push out from behind with my thumbnail until enough stuck out to be gripped by the tweezers.
I love a happy ending!
Today, I’m posting at Fatal Foodies about stuffed green peppers. Yes, they are, too, good! Yes, they are. Yes, they are. Yes, they are. I know you are, but what am I? Mo-om, my readers hit meeee!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Your main character gets a bit of wood stuck in. This is especially traumatic for those of you who write about vampires.