Today I am wonderfully relaxed.
After yesterday's shameless slacking, which must have been a disappointment to the blogging community that embraces this wonderful challenge, I nevertheless find myself refreshed and ready for the remainder of the month.
What challenge, you say? Nicky and Mike over at We Work For Cheese are running a 28-day writing challenge throughout February.
They're truly wonderful people, Nicky and Mike. I've said some bad things about them in the past couple of weeks, but I realise now I was wrong; they're warm, creative muses, supportive friends who bring out the best in us as writers.
If I had to do this challenge all over again, I would.
Some people may say that this is all just flattery, the sugary scribblings of a desperate man who would have typed anything while being coerced with a cattle prod by a crazy woman in a sound-proofed Montreal basement.
But some people will believe anything.
This introduction is dedicated to Ziva Moon, who knows a good build-up when she reads one.
Today, I shall attempt the impossible.
A blog entry in an hour.
Yes, not content with creating strange new worlds and life forms that even Captain Kirk would have steered clear of, I now crave a little simplicity. The most basic of things, and the hardest to achieve.
So, without so much as a flourish, but hopefully with a nice picture, I just wanted to relate something that happened last night. I'm even going to abandon my usual first person present narration to save time. Yes, writing in the past tense is much easier.
And I promise, no internal voices. No men in sacks. And no bears.
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 2 ROTH 6:1-31
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Okay, first of all, thank you for dedicating your wonderfully creative intro to me today. I do love a good intro, but I'm not sure I agree in your assessment of Nicky and Mike being "warm, creative muses." ;)ReplyDelete
Now for the post. I find this tale incredibly fascinating, I've never heard of anything like this happening, but in a way I guess it does make sense. Our bodies are a constant source of mystery, and sleep tends to make anything possible. :)
Hey Ziva! It was my pleasure, and richly deserved. You're the only person to ever comment on the intro rather than the entry, which I'm pretty sure is a wonderful thing =) Thanks Z! Indigo xDelete
If music be the food of love .....play on. xReplyDelete
Hey Jack! No suck luck, goddammit. IndigoDelete
YOU GET SLEEP?! I totally loved this blog. Not only because it reminded me there is such a thing as truly blissful sleep, but that nature is all the sound we need. Mind you the body's music is not always this pleasant...ReplyDelete
Hey Yamini! I do, I must confess. A bad night's sleep is very rare for me, tho I know many are not so lucky. And it was a weird experience, true enough. IndigoDelete
Is this house the bass line would be the snores from this darn cat.........ReplyDelete
I wish I had a cat to blame.Delete
I have to agree with Alistair, I have a cat that has chronic sinus issues and is prone to snoring and wheezy sounds.ReplyDelete
I have experienced hearing music when no music is present, and it always seems to be coming from the same place, somewhere just above the door. It varies, but it is never distinct, almost like it is in my mind or imagination vs. something that is real. I enjoyed your musical tale very much.
Hey Linda! Wonderful, you sound as crazy as me =) Indigo xDelete
I was wondering where it was going and I didn't expect that: the music from within. Myself, I usually hear voices. ;)
Hey Bryan! I'm happy to surprise you. As for the voices, please don't stand behind me in a queue. IndigoDelete
The intro may have been dedicated to Ziva, but as the crazy woman with a cattle prod in a sound-proof Montreal basement, I laughed my ass off.ReplyDelete
This was very different from your usual writing style: no badgers, no Max, no time traveling and the inclusion of high school physics. I enjoyed it. Well done.
Now get back to writing.
Hey Nicky! I'm pretty sure I've just been insulted, but I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'd say I was shocked, but *zzzt* that seems somewhat redundant. Indigo xDelete
I just realized how that second sentence may have sounded and that's not at all what I intended! You know - at least I hope you do - how much I enjoy your writing. What I meant was that even though this is a very different take from your usual style, I liked it.Delete
Now get back to writing.
Hey Nicky! Oh, I know. Tho I'd find your appreciation easier to appreciate without the electrical punctuation =) And thank you, your support has been terrific during this challenge. Indigo xDelete
OK, that was AMAZINGLY deep....ReplyDelete
I actually remember being pregnant and heard something strange and "thumpy" that woke me up. I figured out when I turned a certain way, I was hearing the baby's heartbeat through the mattress.... it was CRAZY. I love that you brought this memory back to me!
Hey Katherine! I'm delighted that you enjoyed it! And thank you, I'm happy that your story was even weirder than mine! IndigoDelete
This was a really interesting piece. Pretty wild, actually.ReplyDelete
(And for the record, I enjoy your intros, too. It's always quite fun to see what you've come up with!)
Hey P.J.! I'm glad you found it interesting; it was indeed a wild day. As for introductions, pffft; you're just angling for a dedication ;) IndigoDelete
We call them semi-detached too. But then, we're part of the commonwealth, aren't we. An amazing tale, Indigo. I thought you were going to tell us you put your earphones in by accident instead of your earplugs. This kind of thing has never happened to me. Except when my wife woke me up telling me breakfast was ready. Music to my ears, eh.ReplyDelete
Hey Dufus! Yes indeed, and God Bless The Queen. As I get brought coffee occasionally; those young badgers often like to sweeten me up before I discover they've rebuilt the TV. Cheers matey! IndigoDelete
That was a wonderful tale, Indigo, and it was expertly told. The language at the end of the post was especially affecting. It was enough to awaken even the most semi-detached house from its disinterested reverie. Did I use that British term correctly?ReplyDelete
Hey KZ! Well said, Sir, you could almost be one of us! And thank you, you're too kind. IndigoDelete
Semi-detached and semi-present, I pop in, late, as usual.ReplyDelete
I liked the brevity of the post, but that could be because, freshly off the holy-crap-am-i-sick bandwagon that all the kids in the midwest have hopped upon, I have the attention span of a midge.
Hey Pearl! I'm responding as quickly, but I'd delighted to discover you're on the mend. But as you're here, may I say how deliciously semi-detached you're looking? Roth xDelete
Wow... I frequently wake up to the sound of my heart beating, but I've never experienced music along with it. I really must start eating whatever you eat before bed!ReplyDelete
Hey Paula! Yep, it was kind of bat-fudge-freaky. But like so many things in life, rather cool ;) Roth xDelete