It’s the first of the month, so there’s a new Hot Flash on the Hot Flashes page.
If you haven’t read Elisabeth Tova Bailey’s THE SOUND OF A WILD SNAIL EATING, I highly recommend that you do. I may read it again, actually.
It’s an absorbing and enchanting book that began when the author was bedridden with a dangerous virus. Somehow, a woodland snail got into her bedroom, living at first in a pot of flowers and then in a terrarium.
The site linked to above has a video in the sidebar, a slideshow narrated by the author, sound recordings of the snail and of the author each eating a carrot (probably different carrots, though not necessarily). There’s information on snails, on patient support groups (including for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), and on — oh, so many things!
Plus, you can buy the book or read excerpts or listen to part of the audiobook!
For another snail-watching experience, check out this poem with photos on Alice’s Grand Adventures. Nice.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Make your character bedridden for an extended period of time.