Victoria A. Hudson

March 28, 2009

Trigeminal Neuralgia

It strikes
No warning

It slithers

Sliding in while


Surrounds its

Serrated, sword sharp

Slicing through —

Demanding as a

Spoiled, psychotic mistress

That can not be ignored


* marked by or passed in pleasant companionship with one’s friends or associates :: engaged in for sociability * sociable * tending to form cooperative and interdependent relationships *
See Formal
* inclined by nature to companionship with others of the same species *
* belonging to or being the essential constitution or structure * following or according with established form, custom, or rule :: conventional * done in due form * rigidly ceremonious : prim * based on conventional forms and rules * characterized by punctilious respect for form :: methodical *
See Ceremonial
* having inclination * disposition * tendency *
* stiffly formal and precise *
* of, relating to, or forming a ceremony :: implies strict attention to what is prescribed by custom or by state or church ritual :: applies to things that are themselves ceremonies or an essential part of them *
See Ceremonious, Formal, Conventional
* the act or the power of disposing :: a giving over to the care or possession of another * the tendency of something to act in a certain manner under given circumstances *
(dispose = transfer to the control of another)
* strictly conforming to rule or convention *
* addicted to ceremony or acts attended by ceremony *



Victoria A. Hudson‘s most

recent work may be

found in Powder, Writing

by Women in the Ranks,

from Vietnam to Iraq

(Kore Press). Her poetry

or essays may also be

found at Ballyhoo Stories

Fifty States Project Online,

Milvia Street, Back Room Live, and the San Francisco Writer’s Conference

Anthology More Bridges. She completed the Master of Fine Arts, Nonfiction,

at Saint Mary’s College of California in 2008. Distractions from writing

generally involve playing in the dirt, creating culinary concoctions with

what came out of the dirt, feral cat control and constant catching up with

literary, news, science, geographic, and other such periodicals that arrive in

the mail. She considers good essay writing a lost art. Poetry is her preferred

genre; she occasionally journeys into short story and longer fiction, all

while pursuing a vocation to create capturing narrative nonfiction.

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