I have no clue what I’m going to write about today.
Nicky and Mike over at We Work For Cheese are running a writing challenge throughout the month February. Twenty-eight days, twenty-eight entries. And each and every one demands my authoring integrity.
I refuse to just make something up.
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I'd watch out for a bear sporting a fez. Sounds like a shady character!ReplyDelete
Hey Amy! Actully, he's a reliable and level-headed character, far more so than me ;) Indigo xDelete
What an odd and interesting tale you weave, sir. Tell me, do you enjoy people (or critter) watching?ReplyDelete
Hey Linda! I would, but really need to get out more ;) IndigoDelete
Whata grin you just gave me.
Hey Alistair! I'll accept that compliment! You flatter me, Sir. IndigoDelete
Lovely bit of descriptive writing once again. Especially liked the hug at the end. xReplyDelete
Thanks Jack! But hey, it was a long day ;) IndigoDelete
I can't even begin to single out the most brilliant phrase here because each is a feast for the imagination. Do you realize what an amazing gift you have, my friend? Your work often reminds me of another extraordinary mind that I admired and continue to enjoy even though it's now gone -- Kurt Vonnegut. Damn, I bet he would have loved you.ReplyDelete
Hey Jayne! You've mentioned KV before, but I've never read any of his stuff. But as you're a fan, I'll take that compliment squarely on the chin if you'll kiss it better after? Thank you for your warm and ceaseless support, Jayne, it makes a huge difference x IndigoDelete
Indigo, the last time you visited the doctor what kind of drugs did he prescribe you? Are you willing to share?ReplyDelete
They're blue, and yummy! And I have a BIG bag, so I've brought enough for everyone! IndigoDelete
Really nice piece here, Indigo. Well done.ReplyDelete
Thanks P.J.! I wish I'd had my camera! IndigoDelete
I can't get over how amazingly brilliant those first few sentences are. The images you paint with your words, they're simply amazing. You are an artist. :)ReplyDelete
Ziva, I'm flattered beyond words. Thank you. Indigo xDelete
Well. I am thoroughly relieved that you refused to make something up. Thank heavens for that. :-)ReplyDelete
Indigo, this really was a pleasure to read. The descriptions of each member of that party were faultless and the tale tickled the imagination with the possibilities of what led them to be in that state of dishevelment. Whatever they did, I have no doubt it was exciting and funny and I wish I could have joined them. Brilliant writing, my friend. Absolutely brilliant.
Hey Nicky! Thank you, this one has been an unlikely hit. I think this challenge is getting me into some bad habits ;) But thank you for the kind words, I'm delighted you enjoyed it. Indigo xDelete
"The woman is next, redheaded beneath her football helmet, a pretty floral blouse and blue jeans beneath her Kevlar body armour. She carries a crate of oranges that have seen better days; not all were needed, but she hates waste as much as mascara. Her feet are bare."ReplyDelete
IT'S ME IT'S ME IT'S ME!!!
AH HA HA HA!!!!
I've really REALLY enjoyed getting to know your writing. You have such a talent!
Hey Katherine! Thank you, you've been a vocal supporter during this challenge; as you know, we need all the help we can get. *shakes his fist at Nicky* But wait... you say you're a redhead with bare feet and a love of citrus fruit? If you're unmarried, this might be love ;) Indigo xDelete
Don't listen to him Katherine - it's just cupboard love. He'll be off with the first pizza waitress with extras on offer!Delete
He's just a tart really. A little citrus tart perhaps, but a tart none the less!
Alistair, don't make me come up there, mister. I'll tell your wife on you, you bearded hunk, you. IndigoDelete
I love your descriptions of these somewhat disheveled characters, Indigo. Particularly the double comparison to Laughton and Pleasance. Nice writing, my friend.ReplyDelete
Hey Mike! Thanks. He really DOES look like Donnie P, and chews the scenery in a way that is wonderfully reminiscent of Laughton, even when it's uncooked. I appreciate the "big up", as the hip kids say ;) IndigoDelete
Well done :) I've been ill, but this made me smile more than once.ReplyDelete
Hey Jenn! Sad to hear that; there's a lot of poorly bunnies around at the moment (Pearl has Ebola, I think), but I hope you get better soon. Indigo xDelete
"He has a fine-meshed netting bag of sleepy ferrets over his shoulder." Does anything happen after that? I couldn't get past it.ReplyDelete
Hey Murr! Well, you know, ferrets is as ferrets does. Those little buggers are always up to something. I think there may have been a mass jailbreak once everyone went to sleep, complete with beach party, late night swimming ending in tragedy, and one of them squeaking that we're gonna need a bigger boat. But I'm only guessing. Indigo xDelete
Okay, I'm thinking there was a fancy dress protest somewhere that went horribly wrong... evocative, enticing and ever-Indigo!
Hey Yamini! I'm sworn to secrecy! IndigoDelete
Your writing makes me think of an unusually wonderful dream, the kind we only experience as children. You bring it all back.ReplyDelete
Hey Linda! That's a hell of a thing to say; thank you. Indigo xDelete
Indigo, I always love reading your posts. You write with so much imagination and oddball logic, and it's always fun trying to keep up with your strange narrations.ReplyDelete
Maybe this is just me projecting here, but I view this kind of surreal writing as an act of bravery. You present a reality which, I imagine, is fully realized in your own mind, but which is also barely conceivable to the average reader like me. Still, you just pull it off so well. I don't mean to gush, but I think I'm fully gushing now.
I'm a fan of what you do.
Hey KZ! Bless you, Sir, that's a hell of a nice thing to say. I wish I had an answer for you; I really don't think about it too much. But it's nice to have a fan =) IndigoDelete
Ah... the plot must thicken! Now I must know in what devilish adventure the intrepid sextet found themselves immeshed.ReplyDelete
Hey Paula! The journey was a doozy, but we've sworn never to speak of it again. Indigo xDelete
OMG that was awesome! I TOTALLY want to know where they've been and what they were up to!ReplyDelete
Hey Angel! Glad you enjoyed it, but I'll never tell! Far too embarrassing and sticky. IndigoDelete