I got popular while I slept - hello to new readers gardenfey, pthalostars, and sunspiral, as well as longtime commentor enderfem, who finally gave in!
From an e-mail to docorion last night: "My throat is really sore, and I'm shivering, and my muscles ache. But I don't have a fever. I only rarely get fevers."
This morning, I have a fever. And a headache from hell. And I didn't sleep well because I kept shivering myself awake. So. I'm going back to bed now.
Your writing prompt today is fever. :) (Yes, I'm lazy. I'm sick. Leave me alone. Go write something.)