Clarification: I don't actually experiences nausea, I experience terror. Sorry.
I was watching a trailer for a new documentary called BRIEF ENCOUNTERS.
The film maker said he woke every morning feeling sick at his stomach. I
have never heard anyone else say this, but I wake every morning feeling
sick at my stomach. It's not stomach related--it's non-specific fear, I think.
It is not based on bad events ahead or behind me. No matter how great the day might be, I awake feeling sick at my stomach. It disappears after a
bit.I've been up fifteen minutes as I type this and it is mostly gone.
I have been told it is a brain chemistry thing but I wonder how common it is.
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Patricia Abbott is the author of more than 125 stories that have appeared online, in print journals and in various anthologies. She is the author of two print novels CONCRETE ANGEL (2015) and SHOT IN DETROIT (2016)(Polis Books). CONCRETE ANGEL was nominated for an Anthony and Macavity Award in 2016. SHOT IN DETROIT was nominated for an Edgar Award and an Anthony Award in 2017. A collection of her stories I BRING SORROW AND OTHER STORIES OF TRANSGRESSION will appear in 2018.