First published on my Hive blog: https://peakd.com/hive-161155/@felt.buzz/chronic–a-50-word-story-written-using-the-freewrite-prompt

She suffered with chronic pain.

None of the countless doctors she’d consulted could help.

She suspected her friends thought it was all in her head: she was either a hypochondriac or mentally ill.

The looks, exchanged when they thought she wasn’t looking, hurt  more than any physical agony ever could.


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