It has come to my attention that some readers of this challenge are tuning into my entries just to enjoy the introductions, and not the main body of the entry.
This would annoy me, but I like them too. They’re so short!
That said, Nicky and Mike over at We Work For Cheese are running this writing challenge throughout February. And Nicky has noticed what you’re up to, and is not best pleased. Oh yes, very little escapes the baleful gaze of her lidless eye.
Oh, hang on. That’s Sauron, isn’t it?
Well, she’s making a list, and checking it twice. Definitely.
Nope, that doesn’t sound right either.
This blog entry has been removed, revised and included in the romping sci-fi epic TESTAMENT: FUNNY BADGERS by Indigo Roth, Red Angel Publishing, 2013.
Its reference in the book is EOLIST 5:1-38
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"Over the cubicle wall, the marketing department roar their relentless babble at phones, video links and each other. I don't enjoy being near them, as my work requires quiet and concentration."ReplyDelete
Yes, yes, yes! Oh, how the loud cubicle-dwellers drive me CRAZY!
And I loved here how you captured the bliss of good food, good memories. :)
Hey Dawn! Lovely to see you! I must apologise, I'm only just catching up on the blogs outside this challenge. This is my ninetenth day straight blogging! I'm pleased with the output, and Nicky has stopped jabbing me with the cattle prod, so all is well. I hope you'll come and check some of them out? We started on February the first, and many of mine have been *gasp* SHORT! Shameless, I know, but more accessible =) IndigoDelete
I think this might be my new favourite line of yours: " outside the window, 'Difficult and Yavin slowly cartwheel by in zero gravity, gently spinning, beyond the notice of Physics." Definitely a line to be proud of, and the same goes for the entire entry. :)ReplyDelete
Now start running, because Nicky's going to notice that this is a re-post, and she'll come after you with the cattle prod.
Hey Ziva! Thank you, that line is a fvourite of mine, too =) But dammit, Nicky wouldn't have NOTICED! And now look where she is, and what she's carrying! Thanks a heap, Z! ;) Indigo xDelete
I'm oddly torn between being very hungry and wanting to go on a car trip to play Travel Twister...Great post!ReplyDelete
Hey Amy! You may not believe it, but look here! Of course, OUR version is more interesting ;) IndigoDelete
If it wasn't still early yet (for me here), my mouth would be watering right now. Tasty looking food. And you sound like a hoot to go on trips with. Reminds me of a time with another friend. He was driving and we got lost on our way to a larping event, but we were laughing too much to care. Have a spiffy day!ReplyDelete
Hey Jaleh! I have no idea what larping is, but it also sounds like a hoot! And yes, I always aim for spiffy! Indigo xDelete
This is an amazing piece of writing Indigo. It really blew me away. You have conveyed the bliss associated with a simple yet great tasting meal.ReplyDelete
Now here's a cosmic connection for you. As I was reading this guess what came on the CD player? The Ballad of Mad Dogs and Englishmen by Leon Russell! Can you believe it?
Hey Dufus! Thank you, that's a huge thing to say. And yes, I'd have grinned like a loon had I heard that tune! IndigoDelete
Hey Indigo, you quite frequently make me hungry. This is an amazing creative tale, but the food descriptions really shine for me.ReplyDelete
Hey Linda! Thank you, you've spotted by Achilles Heel. Not sex or drugs or rock'n'roll... food. And passion will always out in writing ;) Indigo xDelete
I'm with Ziva on the cartwheel line...(no that's not quite what it sounds)... Lovely imagery. I look forward to a dose of Indigo daily!
Hey Yamini! That line has attracted a lot of attention, I wonder why? But thank you, I'll do my bet to keep delivering every day =) IndigoDelete
You know how you felt when you ate that food? That's how I felt when I read this post. I'm not even going to use the cattle prod on you for reposting.ReplyDelete
Wait. Yes, I am. *zzzzzt*
Seriously, this was bliss. So says the Eye of Sauron.
Nicky, Nicky... I'm pleased you liked it, tho I wish you liked it a little bit more *looks nervous* Indigo xDelete
All of these posts.... and this one about food *sigh* danged diet!!! ;)ReplyDelete
Hey Barb! I'm dieting too, and apparently all I talk about is food. I am a bad man. Indigo xDelete
What I love most about this piece is that everyone's enjoying their own "little thing", whether it be chocolate or cartwheels in zero gravity. Those are the best friends for traveling adventures... people who can enjoy the moment and don't have to rely on you for their entertainment.ReplyDelete
Hey Paula! I recently went on trip to Scotland to visit Alistair and Gabrielle, and tho we did a lot of stuff together, we also hung our while doing our own thing; it was very relaxing and easygoing. Roth xDelete
Enjoying the little things is an under-appreciated art :)ReplyDelete
Hey Jenn! Those are wise words, Canada xDelete
Good piece of work here, Indigo. Enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
"The diamond cubes clink and bob quietly." Interesting thought here...
Hey P.J.! Thank you, it's everything a writer ever wants to hear. Tho of course, life provided the events; I just wrote them down ;) IndigoDelete
Oh, wow! I could taste that chorizo. Very nicely written, Indigo! I'm impressed.ReplyDelete
Hey Malisa! You're too mind, ma'm'selle x Thank you! IndigoDelete
I have to say, this is one of the best lines so far out of all the posts we have seen over the month:ReplyDelete
"they talk, eat, scold and laugh their way through the hottest part of the day."
That was WONDERFUL.
Hey Katherine! Bless you, I never paid it much attention, but I'm delighted you enjoyed it. Indigo xDelete
For a second there I did think that Cthulu was going to make an appearance :)ReplyDelete
Hey Mike! D'you know, it was a close run thing. Which reminds me, I have a Lovecraftian story to write. Well, two in fact, and I'll share them here just so you can say I told you first. There's THE LEVIATHAN IN THE CLOSET and (my favourite) MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, FUNGI ARE FROM YUGGOTH. Hell yeah. In fact, that might do nicely for COMPULSIVELY? Hmmm... IndigoDelete
Whimsical and strange. The food descriptions are very enticing.ReplyDelete
Hey KZ! Fantastic! I'll take whimsical and strange as a compliment any day of the week! Thank you Sir! IndigoDelete
"there's just the food, the memories, and the eye of the strom"ReplyDelete
Who'd have thought the eye os the strom could be so entertaining - or though provoking. Buddies and badgers delight under your hand Indigo.
Very nice. Very nice indeed. It's not a repost that I remember so I think I must have missed it first time. Certainly, had I seen it, it wouldn't have been forgotten.
Hey Alistair! That's a hell of a thing to say, matey. Thank you, buddies and badgers deserve each other. IndigoDelete
I was transported away... Does that make sense?ReplyDelete
Hey Angel! It does, and I'm very flattered by it, too. Thank you =) IndigoDelete