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Friday, February 13, 2015

The Stinkhole

I have to say, I'm just not feeling it today.

I look forward all week to Friday mornings (should I not have to work) and spending the morning in my study writing away and creating imaginary places where whimsical things happen.

But this morning the spark has somehow been extinguished or if it is still lit then it must be hiding in some covert corner where I cannot catch it and breathe life into it, fanning the flames of my artistry.

I tested the waters this morning and I discovered that they were cold and appeared lifeless.  Although there may have been some infinitesimal microscopic protozoa lurking about, I could not coax them into splitting and generating more life.

Therefore, I surrendered.

I checked my Twitter feed and likewise, was disinterested in that as well.

Facebook was just an assemblage of the same old cliches and Youtube videos that everyone has already seen, yet they keep popping up like that flare of cursed chin acne from high school.

I think the next best thing would be an attempt on filing my taxes.  That seems like fun said no one ever.
I 'll wait until April 14th.

I visited the blogs I will be responsible for during the A to Z challenge.  It just so happens that three of the ten are from the same person.  Hmmm.

It's cold outside right now.  8 degrees.  Snow will start soon.  1-3 inches expected.
The temperature today will top out at 19 according to my weather center.  A whopping high of 5 degrees for Sunday.

Icicles, icicles all about
where is spring?
Give us a shout!

I did read something this morning that was alluring, fascinating and thought-provoking.
It seems as though it may have stalled my current state of imagery and swapped it for another. (yes that's how ingenious it was) Now I find myself wanting to write about it and not what I'm supposed to be writing about.

Check this out!

The stinkhole

My good friend and writing buddy Jenny Pearson, who resides on the other side of the continent has been writing flash fiction every day based on a picture.  15 minutes every day...GO!

This one, in particular, (there is another as well) struck an imaginative chord with me and I think would make an excellent story, be it short or long, there is something here worth discovering or digging.

While her writing is titled Across The Lake, I much prefer The Stinkhole.
Yes, I know I can't just change the title of her writing but trust me, she isn't going to care.

I think, in this particular style of writing, it's her job to spark and it's our job to fan the flames.
In this one, she has succeeded quite well!

I just wish I would have thought of it first (jealous grin)

So there you have it.  If I can't write anything good this morning then I will give you somebody else's in lieu.

Cheers and happy reading/writing

photo courtesy of Jenny Pearson


  1. Cliches on Facebook? Nuts. Guess I'll have to up my game.

    1. Of course, I wouldn't be talking about your FB account Al...by the way I copied your soup nazi photo.

  2. Holy Stink bomb, Batman! hahahaha
    Wow, thanks Bushman for giving me so air time over here.

    I know you'll find your Island/Lion voice soon enough - maybe a few short snippets of your own will wake the inner turmoil that must still be played out on it.

    I've been playing with my A to Z list too - I have a couple of double ups too - I have a hard enough time with one blog on the A to Z, I can't imagine three… yikes.

    Cheers, Jenny

    1. My pleasure. When something makes that much noise in my head I have to shout about it.

  3. Wasn't her story awesome this morning? I saw your comment and I too felt like it's Stephen King like material. She has got a gift!!! Don't sweat today Jeff. It's just the day in the life of a writer!

    1. I'm not too worried Barb, The stuff is there it just didn't feel like playing today I guess.

  4. Glad to hear I'm not the only one that waits until April 14th to get taxes done. Hope the weekend is a nice one


    1. I'm only waiting because I usually have to pay. I don't like tax time. Thanks for the visit!


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