By Sean Daly
… I’m getting blood work today so I want to have a little chat with you. First of all, I believe you hold laughter in high esteem. (That makes two of us!) You regard it as a friend, the type who’ll sit and bolster you. I imagine you’re looking for a particular quality. Something beyond witty and never the type that comes cynically from a political cartoon, say, or the blahaha that comes from witnessing an adversary stumble, but something along the lines of glee, or mirth.
Anyways, I hear the nurse now.
Sean Daly’s work has appeared in Prick of the Spindle, Jersey Devil Press, and The Incubator. His memoir, What We Talk About When We talk About Cancer, was published in 2016.