When I was 38, I experienced instant menopause as a result of delayed, but necessary, surgery. While pain levels were reduced, my body temperature increased.

My “change of life” was global warming in microcosm. A meteorite burning up in the earth’s atmosphere. I was a heat wave in motion.

Great balls of fire: a good description for “hot flushes” – my version of hot flashes.

scrawled/scrawling for mlmm’s sunday writing prompt: great balls of fire

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