They study each body carefully. Everyone’s pain is unique. No MRIs or x-rays, either. Their methods are ancient. Hell’s masseuse runs his hands over every inch of your body asking, “Does this hurt? Is this too much pressure? What about here? Is this tender?”
If you are smart, you lie.
Robyn Ryle started life in one small town and ended up in another just down the river. She teaches sociology to college students when she’s not writing and has stories in Bartleby Snopes, WhiskeyPaper, and Cease, Cows, among others. You can find her on Twitter: @RobynRyle.