No, this isn’t working.

The thing that really sucks about staying home with a head cold is that while you can’t go to work, you also can’t concentrate well enough to write a coherent blog post. This is especially damaging when the blog post in question has to do with writing advice.

Therefore, today I will show you yet another news item to make you hate humanity, via Ophelia Benson:

A woman in north-eastern Afghanistan has been arrested for allegedly strangling her daughter-in-law for giving birth to a third daughter.

The murdered woman’s husband, a member of a local militia, is also suspected of involvement but he has since fled.

Meanwhile, those three little girls still need someone to raise them.