Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.

Please, Help!


I need your help.

For some reason, I’m not coming up with a good story about how I did this–

Gross, huh? How I did it is a boooooring story. So bad, you’d probably fall asleep before I finished . . . zzzzz.


As a fiction writer, I thought I’d just adopt a little pretend story so I don’t leave a trail of snoozing people wherever I go.

So far I’ve come up with these ideas–

  1. Pinky wars! I fought a good fight, but had to pay my dues.
  2. Pinky swear. I broke that promise and paid the price.
  3. Mom warned me about this. (Sounding mysterious.)
  4. Walking on my hands and stubbed my pinky.  (I kinda like that one.)
  5. Making scary fingers (Ooooooooo!) and sprained one. (Meh.)

When at Ozark, I had a great friend named Bomber who would have had several quips for me. I can practically hear her now.

“You really nailed it, Spesser.”

“Guess you pinked punked out.”

The honest truth (is there any such thing as dishonest truth?) is I most likely a ruptured tendon. Fixable only with surgery. I’ll see a finger specialist on Wednesday and we’ll find out for sure. Yes, I’ll have the surgery ASAP because I don’t want to go to MS’s wedding like this–

   We’ve got to finger this out. 🙂 (That’s another Bomber quip. She was good at it!)

So I need your suggestions. What’s your idea for an exciting story can I share?

All suggestions will be considered. Nothing is too sappy. (Time travel, maybe???)

BTW: Thanks! And you don’t have to tell me how yucky it looks. I know. LOL.

Author: Susan Shay

For as long as I can remember, I've loved two things--reading and people--and that led me to become a writer. Many of my stories are set in Small Town Worlds. I'm a wife, mother, sibling and an aunt. I have a deep faith in God, and an exciting life in Christ. Maybe I shouldn't be (after all, he's God!) but I'm constantly amazed at the things He's up to. :)

8 thoughts on “Please, Help!

  1. Susan, what a gift you’ve received and shared with all of your fans.
    Writing and a perfect finger for flicking seeds out of watermelons.

  2. I’m going to say you were “surfing” the internet. ‘Cause that does look like a little surfboard. You must have made a fatal error. 🙂

  3. hey, look at it this way, you should have 1 long fingernail for Matt’s wedding.

  4. Ewwwwww, grrroooossss!


    I think you REALLY gave someone the finger, and it rebounded back because you used the wrong finger.

    • Uh-oh. You told my secret, M. LOL
      I told Dad and Sister Amy at lunch that the worst part was I’d done it to the wrong finger.
      Dad agreed (LOL). One of them suggested I could have had a great time driving down the road, flipping everyone off.
      Might cause a little road rage, though.

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