“Hold fast, then, to this sound and wholesome rule of life-that you indulge the body only so far as is needful for good health.” Seneca
Doug never heard the question
There was a ringing in his head that would not stop
He was flashing back to the ride
When the roadside bomb went off
Leaving him half able to hear.
Now that same ear was buzzing wildly.
The music went silent.
The women went silent.
The guys went silent.
Doug was left alone in the noise.
He looked to his mates,
They were staring at him knowing he was in trouble.
Finally, the buzz was too much for Doug.
He stood up to go outside and catch some air.
The chair slid back easily,
He rose with some unsteady,
Then the lights went out.
Doug fell to the floor.