Ten Word Photo Prompt: Yikes

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It’s Thursday! Time for a photo prompt and a ten word story! I thought we were all adults here, but apparently we are not. This is supposed to be fun.

Fun.

But if your story is disrespectful to any group in any way, I will delete your link or comment, replace it with my own and block you from the blog.

Sound draconian? Well people are currently being bombarded with hatred and bigotry and questioning of their very humanity. That’s not going to happen here. We are kind to one another here. We are supportive to one another here. We do not mock other people’s pain here.

Cool?

Cool.

Do we like the double image? Is it annoying? Let me know.

OK, keeping that in mind, write a 10 word story using the above image, which I think is one of the creepiest pictures so far. Maybe you don’t. Maybe you think it’s adorbs.

Craft your story as you choose! Titles are fine, but don’t go overboard.

Here’s mine:

Finally, the lid popped. They scattered, trailing their nightmares behind.

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When horses fly

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Yesterday, I went to the Art Institute of Chicago, where they were placing a new sculpture somewhere requiring a crane for the transfer. A huge skeleton of a horse, the artwork was headless, the head already placed in its destination.

In the cab of the crane, the operator waited to start the move, his foot casually propped up against the door frame. Like this was nothing. Like operating that enormous piece of equipment–and it was enormous–was nothing.

The other workers grabbed the heavy chains and tightened straps to hoist the sculpture. And then, finally, when it seemed they would never lift it, there it floated into the air with a grace unexpected from metal. And the crane operator vindicated his nonchalance.

It wasn’t a sight I expected to see yesterday. In fact the whole visit was full of new things and surprises: a textiles exhibit; a collection of Islamic art; the work of Hairy Who?, an art collective from the 60s.

Did it change what’s happening in the world?

UH, no.

Did it make me not think about it for a while?

Definitely.

There’s a little bit of escape in finding the new within the old. Fresh eyes. Fresh perspective?

Not this time.

But I can say I’ve seen a horse skeleton hoisted high against the Chicago skyline. And that’s something.

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Rewind: Candidly; The Work of Writing Two: #AtoZChallenge

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It’s time for a blog rewind! A replay of a previous post, originally published during the A to Z Challenge on April 4, 2017. Enjoy!

Again.

(More Work of Writing Posts.)

 

Once again, this account is completely and totally fictional which means it never happened and is not true and is made up and is fictional.

And definitely not true.

Ah. New day. A good day. A good day to get some real work done. Some serious work. Serious work. Ser-ee-ous.

Let’s just move that remote off of the coffee tabl–DAMN IT!

I’ve never seen a glass spin like that. End over end. I barely tapped it. Barely. And now it’s everywhere. At least it’s only water. Only water, it will dry. And the glass didn’t break. Good. Back to it. Wait, need a little paper towel to blot it up. OK. Blog post then editing.

Blog post. Right. Blog post. Blog POST. Bloggity blog blog blog. Post.

Some more decaf? Yep. More decaf. Ah, that looks good, just blot the bottom of the cup, looks like there’s a little coffee there, and–DAMN IT!

It’s fine, it’s fine, the coffee did kind of jump out of the cup, but at least it didn’t go IN the toaster. A little under, sure but a quick wipe and, yep, we’re ready to go.

Cofffee is set and stable (ha! So funny. I’m a spiller! A spiller who can laugh at herself. Hmm. Maybe write that down). Time for some real work. Serious work. Ser-ee-ous.

Right after I make sure there’s no more coffee under the toaster.

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#AccountaClub Friday, September 28, 2018

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accountaclub-woodIt’s #AccountaClub time, and it’s going to be a short one today. All of my energy this week has gone into the farce of a confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh. As a woman, watching women debased at the highest echelons of government, while male Senators rage about the indignity of even considering women, is pretty difficult to handle.

I was disgusted by every one of their red faces yesterday, decrying the very notion that they should have to listen to Dr. Blasey Ford before handing over a seat on the Supreme Court. As though it were Kavanaugh’s birthright to ascend; his destined throne; his predetermined crown.

Gilead isn’t so very far away.

So obviously, no, I didn’t get much editing done. I will count my live tweeting every single minute of both hearings as an accomplishment, though.

I’ve done another full week of live Daily Burn workouts, and that is the extent of what I have to report. I hope you had a better week, though I understand if you didn’t.

How did it go?

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 Her Cousin Much Removed

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Ten Word Photo Prompt:

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Hey all! Sorry this is so late today, I’ve been watching the confirmation hearings, much to my dismay.

You know the drill, ten word story based on this image. Here, your own blog, whatever works. Just makes we can find you!

Here’s mine, which may or may not be influenced by the proceedings.

Coffee cup nearby, she shared her feelings with steaming liquid.

Wobble through Wednesday

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I had a fantastic workout this morning. Kickboxing with Erica on Daily Burn, and wow, did it wake me up and get rid of some aggression. Had a decent breakfast, and discovered “Forever” on Amazon. It’s weird.

I love it.

A little bummed because there’s a bit to the concept of something I’d started, but it’s funny how creativity is like that. Someone wrote a poem about it, I wish I could remember who and find that poem again. I thought it was Gwendolyn Brooks, but I’m not sure.

Anyhow she compared inspiration to a herd of cattle thundering past, and you have to grab it by the tail before someone else does. It’s so true; sometimes it’s like there’s something in the air. If you don’t use an idea, someone else will.

And in this case, I think so much better than I was leaning toward. Oh well, it happens to all of us.

Watch it, though. It’s a very well-crafted show.

So that’s me on Wednesday. I hope your personal week is looking up, because our collective one is, well, something else entirely. The small things matter right now.

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Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   

Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 

 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free!

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Basically the sky is falling

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And blogging today isn’t a big priority. Sorry guys, you all are awesome, but it looks like some final nails are getting hammered in the concrete coffin of democracy. And that’s not hyperbolic.

As we watch perhaps the least qualified Supreme Court nominee try to explain away accusations of assault, while Republicans simultaneously find a thousand ways to make attempted rape no biggie, we find that Rod Rosenstein either resigned, was fired, or is currently being fired.

I go with firesigned. Because he’s clearly being fired, but they want the appearance of a resignation. Why? Firing him would add another count of obstruction in the Russia investigation.

And his substitute apparently thinks presidential power is “supreme,” a point on which the Constitution disagrees, but hey, we’re through the Upside Down looking glass bizarro alterverse, so whatevs.

In summary, it’s not good. It’s not good at all. If you need me, I’ll be pricing bunkers.

Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

Check out  my full-length novels: 

Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   

Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 

 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free!

Peruse Montraps Publishing.