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I’ll take Eradication for $500, Alex

Posted on: July 7, 2009

A title a day* helps keep the doldrums away. As a writing exercise, can you create a story from it?
Today
How to Recognize Leprosy: A Popular Guide, by Dr E. Muir
Publisher not stated, undated
Note: The illustration shows a physician gently probing a lesion/rash on the arm of a blindfolded patient.
Mice, armidillos, and animals closely related to humans can also contract leprosy. I picture a retired third world zookeeper, his leprosy in treatment, tending to the bengal tiger that belongs to a prominent magician.
*From the book of eye opening titles, Scouts in Bondage and other violations of literary propriety, ed. Michael Bell.

A title a day* helps keep the doldrums away. As a writing exercise, can you create a story from it?

Today

How to Recognize Leprosy: A Popular Guide, by Dr E. Muir

Publisher not stated, undated

Note: The illustration shows a physician gently probing a lesion/rash on the arm of a blindfolded patient.

Mice, armadillos, and animals closely related to humans can also contract leprosy. I picture a retired third world zookeeper, his leprosy in treatment, tending to the bengal tiger that belongs to a prominent magician.

*From the book of eye opening titles, Scouts in Bondage and other violations of literary propriety, ed. Michael Bell.

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