Purple Pencil

Therese Ralston
4 min readJun 14, 2022

I’ve written very little since January 2021. I stopped because of a long commute to full-time work which ate up ten hours of each weekday. Eighteen months on, I’m working less but still not writing. Then, at the start of winter on June 3, I caught COVID.

It was nasty.

Breathing was tricky because I’m a chronic asthmatic. There was a constant wheeze, a small, creaking rattle in my chest after each coughing fit…

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Therese Ralston

Writing about the real life, farm life, reading life, birdlife, wildlife, pet life and school life I have in my life. My blog: birdlifesaving.blogspot.com