So I Had Surgery A Few Days Ago…

So I had surgery a few days ago and my wife heard me in the kitchen.
“What are you doing?” she asked.
“I was walking to get some exercise and noticed the paper towel holder was empty,” I said, “so I was replacing them.”
“You’re not supposed to be doing that,” she chastised.
“Alright,” I responded, “then I’m going back to my office to write the great American novel so I can make millions with spin-off movies and soundtracks and fan fiction will appropriate my characters and violate the established canon of their universe.”
And I thought, wouldn’t that be cool!


About Kevin_Fraleigh

I am a novelist, and much of my writing is predicated on the concept that within each of us is a hole. For some of us, the hole is a divot, shallow and insignificant. But for many of us the hole is a cavern, deep and expansive. We try to fill it with sex or drugs or religion, but the cavern has an insatiable appetite. This is where the dark things live―the things that fill our nightmares. The things that claw at our minds. The things that inspire the stories of horror, madness, and twisted realities. From the depths of that cavern come the seeds of my stories. Won’t you join me in the dark edges of reality? Learn more about me from my blog at You can find my novels at,, and most eBook retailers. You can also read some of my full length short stories at
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5 Responses to So I Had Surgery A Few Days Ago…

  1. ben says:

    Why does the word ‘so’ begin every conversation nowadays?
    Seems like every time a journalist, actor, or, politician,(and now, a novelist) opens his mouth, out comes the word ‘so’ to begin a sentence! lol
    Kevin, can you tell us the etiology of this new grammar? 🙂

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  2. Beginning sentences with “so” does seem to be prevalent in media these days, and I do find it annoying when it is used repetitively. Conversely, “so” conveys a certain sense of informality, as if before initiating a statement or question, you’re already involved in it. The wonderful thing about the English language it that is not static and is constantly in state of flux. The challenge for writers is to encourage its evolution to a form that is contemporary to the culture that it serves.

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