Long journey

November 21, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase, “Oh, my.” It can be used in storytelling or dialog. What is the cause for such a response? Go where the prompt leads.


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At seven years old, my tics began.  Teachers smiled when the kids at school laughed at me.

Mom took me to doctors who should have known how to diagnose Tourette syndrome. Their advice?  “Make her see how ugly she looks in the mirror, slap her, give her this nerve medicine.”

My son showed the symptoms at the age of seven.  His doctor said, “Both of you have Tourette’s. It runs in families.”

My granddaughter was diagnosed with Tourette’s.

“Mom,” my son chuckled.  “Her teacher knows.  She explained to the class that it’s normal for her.”

“Oh, my,” I smiled.