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Murderous Conditions: The Weather


Mother Nature is indecisive this year.

Over in the European side of the world, specifically in Germany, she hasn’t made a move that makes sense. In Spring, we had Summer, in Summer, we had Spring, in Fall, we had something not quite defined. Now, temperatures dropped to zero (celsius) and briefly dipped into the high negatives, and now we’re back around ten degrees, all the way up to the mid-teens.

This weather is horrendous.

The constant fluctuation hit me hard with a flu and a small throat infection, it seems. Now I have medication (drops that I need to mix with water – yuck) and got written sick until at least Sunday.


I’m taking this chance to catch up on some much-needed rest and might even get some writing done. With the release of my book only days away, it seems like there is so much that I must do and too little time to do it! I’ll carry on, take a step back, and relax. I have plenty of time – five more days.

We’ve passed the one week mark.

When did this happen?

Stay safe everyone, and most importantly: Stay healthy!

Author: Natasha McNeely

I'm a writer, reader, gamer and a dreamer. I love losing myself to thought and considering possibilities. That is how I create my stories and weave the erratic tales into readable ones.

10 thoughts on “Murderous Conditions: The Weather

  1. I like your term “written sick”. I have not heard that before.

    • It’s actually an official term in Germany, just translated. Essentially, unless you have a note from a doctor and therefore are “written sick”, you still need to work. It basically says from when until when the note is valid. If you have one of those notes, you are protected by law and can’t be fired or anything, for missing work.

  2. Get better soon and good luck with your book! I’m so impressed. I’m still just trying to get my first one written. 🙂

  3. Great post thanks. I really enjoyed it very much.

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  4. Feel better! I really hate it when the weather messes with you like that. I nearly got a really bad sore throat last week because of the sudden and seriously random dip in temperature. It was 80 degrees Fahrenheit forever and then boom! Hello near-freezing 34 degrees overnight. I felt so out of it. Blarg. I really hope Germany’s weather gets some sense knocked into it soon. Consistency. It just needs some consistency. XD

    • Thanks! I’ve been taking my medicine and eating lots of fruit.
      The weather really is horrendous and indecisive at the moment. No subtle changes in temperature; just sudden drops.
      Consistency would be good!

  5. I welcome unpredictable weather to a certain degree, but it can be hard to maintain your health, definitely! Hopefully you’re feeling better now. 🙂


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