Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dissolving Into Cold Sharp Laughter

I have a nasty suspicion we’re all going to write the same entry today.

Nicky and Mike over at We Work For Cheese are running a writing challenge during February. And this is day 27! So hey, we’re almost there!

But still, we all like to dream.





My vision is slightly blurred, my voice slurred.

Max and Yavin the badger kneel over me, their faces broadcasting concern. I think we’re in my front room, but I really can’t remember. I don’t recall it spinning this much, certainly.

And that’s why… that’s why I got drunk... I mumble in conclusion, waving the small square of paper and dissolving into cold, sharp, sobbing laughter.

Max takes the paper and glances at it. He chuckles, Wow, this thing has driven him right to the edge. He hands the tear-off calendar square to Yavin. The engineer nods and reaches for his pipe, fumbling the scrap paper, which slowly spirals down; it’s not as important as what it shows.

Their faces now emanate compassion and mild amusement; we all know I’m going to be fine. If a little hungover.

The page reaches the floor, face up, to show its date.

It’s March 1.

The 30M2DoW Challenge is over.

And that’s why I got drunk.


Indigo

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20 comments:

  1. It's been grueling, hasn't it. Thank god Ziva brought the vodka!

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    1. Hey Paula! I knew I liked that woman for a reason! Would you pour please, m'dear? Roth x

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  2. I've got some bad news for you, Indigo. You're gonna have to get drunk again. March 1 is in two days time. Cheers!

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    1. Hey Dufus! It's okay we can do it as many times as needed. Yes, the joys of having a friend with a time pyramid. Indigo

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  3. The end of the challenge is as good a reason as any. Can you believe it? Quite a ride.

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    1. Hey Mike! Quite so, Sir! And, despite my many dual grumbles, I want you to know that I blame Nicky. And Ziva. I know you did your best to talk them out of it; I salute you. Indigo

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  4. Didn't see it coming and now I'm smiling BIG!

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    1. Hey Katherine! I'm about to sit and write the final entry for the challenge, and so I'm smiling big, too! I've really enjoyed your entries, and will be reading onwards into March ;) Indigo x

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  5. "Is that all?"

    What about THAT one?! Back to the keyboard, hut hut Mr. Roth ...

    Seriously, I've enjoyed your month of writing so much. Only one more day ...*sob* A very different kind of sob than you writers are heaving, no doubt.

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    1. Hey Jenn! Thank you, that's very kind of you. The good news is that is that the adventures never end, and as someone who was here long before that challenge, I hope you'll be joining us for a long time after. I think I'll have me a drink after... Ooooh, spooky. Indigo x

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  6. I've already chosen the wine I'm going to celebrate with tomorrow. Oh, wonderful, wonderful March 1st.

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    1. Hey Ziva! I hope its something rich, aged and delicious; I stand ready to assist. And yes, Z, it's MARCH! Indigo x

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  7. Hari Om
    Happy nearly-march-and-counting to you Indigo. I look forward to reading what comes next.....&~}

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    1. Hey Yamini! And thank you; the adventure never ends! Indigo

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  8. That's no reason to get pie-eyed! Well, maybe... :)

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    1. Hey P.J.! Pffft, sez you. I'm cracking open the good stuff =) Indigo

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  9. You are amazing you know that? Have I said this before? Because truly, you are amazing.

    Challenge: OVER AND CONQUERED!

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    1. Hey Kato! Heroic is as heroic does, or so my momma always said. And man, these trousers are HEROIC. Bless you, K! Indigo x

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  10. This challenge was very trying at times, wasn't it? I have to say, you've produced some very impressive writing all February long, Indigo.

    "Max and Yavin the badger kneel over me, their faces broadcasting concern." I love that sentence so much.

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    1. Hey KZ! Too kind, sir, too kind. And yes, very trying, hence the two or three re-posts on days when life stretched me too thin. Nicky was rather sweet about the re-posts, if truth be told. But yes, all done. Pleasure to have you here! Indigo

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