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It’s time for the ten word story based on the photo above! Exactly ten words, no more, no less.
Yes to titles; no to doubling the length of your story. Let’s keep it honest people.
OK, here’s mine:
Transformed, Lola vowed to love Martin.
To the last bite.
And it’s Wednesday and it’s raining. It needs to rain, it’s spring, and that’s kinda spring’s thing. But it’s gloomy-looking and there’s a big excuse to stay in.
All appropriate digits crossed.
Yesterday was an over-enthusiastic, locally-produced commercial of a day, you know the kind I mean, the ones that you can never get out of your head, even twenty years later you can rattle the number off because it’s been annoyed directly into the fibers of your mind. It just would not be quiet.
But today is like its taciturn twin. Hushed. Observant. Laid back.
Yesterday was a day of problems. Today is a day of solutions.
Or so it feels.
So I will grab this opportunity to make things up or fix the things I’ve already made up as the world quietly renews itself.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.
You know those days when you start one task but that task leads to another task and THAT task leads to another task?
Yeah, like that.
I wanted to write at my revamped desk, but the file cabinet drawer got stuck open AGAIN. I hate that file cabinet, it is beyond annoying but I haven’t replaced it because I get sticker shock every time I look at the cost of new ones. Why are they so expensive?
It seems unfair. Nothing so boring should ever be so costly.
So I struggled with that, and struggled with it and eventually got it but then couldn’t get the stuff that was in the drawer back into the drawer and frankly I’d love to put caution tape over the whole thing and pretend it never happened.
I came across some of my comedy sketches and I’ve got to tell you, they’re tedious. They are meta in a way that only I and perhaps one other person on the planet would enjoy and I don’t think that’s the way to get to comedy.
So a little additional opposite-of-sunshine in already less than sunshiny day.
Metaphorically only, though.
Outside it’s super sunny. Gorgeous, really.
So I am hoping that my afternoon leaves me open for lots of creativity but nothing like those sketches, wow, those never should have happened.
I hope you have a great Tuesday.
Oh Monday. Monday Monday Monday. Fun times.
I have a dentist appointment today.
And found out on Friday my dentist has left the practice. I have no idea what this visit holds. Will my hygienist still be there?
I haven’t a clue.
The appointment went from something unpleasant but nonetheless predictable to something unpleasant and unpredictable.
But it seems, that is life. The moment you think you have a handle on something, the moment you think you’re getting it, the universe says, “not so fast, buddy.”
The universe often talks like a gangster from a 1940s film, because the universe does what the universe wants.
I could have cancelled the appointment, but then there’s the stress of finding someone new, and someone soonish as it’s time for that cleaning. Now I have six months to do it.
And I say again: “Woo. Hoo.”
Chaos seems to be the preferred state of everything, and we just don’t get to control all the details of life. Or even the major parts, really, when you think about it.
So I will go off bravely into the void, and by the void I mean the dentist’s office, and face my fate of scraping and that horrible toothpaste, not knowing who will be wielding the instruments.
Wow, I’m brave.
Have a great Monday.
It’s Friday! And I seem to have picked up a cold. Nothing major, I’m just stuffy and draggy, which kind of matches the weather today.
But because I’m stuffy and draggy, it’s going to be a quick one.
So no writing this week, but that wasn’t the goal, I had other stuff with deadlines that had to get done. And I did it. I used the method of breaking the task up to make it less overwhelming, doing a bit per day as I had the time before I had to get it in.
I highly recommend it for a big task you don’t really want to do but have to. It helps to make it less daunting.
So that’s a check.
And even with the germs brewing, I did my five workouts, all live. So that’s also good.
Besides that, I’m sniffley and just kind of tired, so I’m going to indulge that a little and take it on the easier side today. How was your week?
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Believe it or not, it’s Thursday! That means it’s time for a ten word story based on the photo above.
Ten words, no more no less! Titles are fine, just don’t go overboard.
OK, here’s mine:
Pushing through, Ana returned to the world she called home.
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Another week, another Manafort sentencing, though this time, the judge isn’t calling him “otherwise blameless.” So that’s good and based in actual reality.
It’s strange to contemplate the things some people get away with and the things other people don’t. Disparities in the justice system are rampant; now is the best of times to observe it happening in real time.
Well, last week was.
Maybe not this week. Maybe not.
Still on the Tasks with a capital T, taking things in steps, which is one of my favorite things to do when something feels overwhelming. One little bite at at time, and before you know it, you’ve devoured the whole thing.
Much like I’m devouring the live threads about Manafort, which are not on the list but, well, you know.
Sometimes I need a little self-push to do the things I don’t really want to do. One of my tricks is setting a timer; it’s an artificial deadline, a contest between me and the clock.
Sometimes I bribe myself. Or reward myself, depending on how you want to look at it.
Sometimes I can just roll up my proverbial sleeves and go.
It all hinges on the mood of the day. But, however you get going, it’s time to do it. Have a great Wednesday.