Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Idea

Today's post is a piece of Flash Fiction that I wrote for the Dude Write August Flash Fiction Contest.

Our starting phrase this month was "Never one to turn down a dare..."

I hope you enjoy it.  Weighing in at 497 words (3 words to spare!), I present to you, "The Idea."

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Via Shifting Pixel

Never one to turn down a dare, I clenched my eyes shut as I gripped the steering wheel.

Five seconds.  That's how long I had to keep them closed.

This sort of thing happens often.  Usually at night, when I am on a straight road or highway.  My mind will start thinking in this sort of way:

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Sorry folks.

I haven't posted in a while. 

But life has been pretty busy recently, with work, weddings, friends visiting, and oh yeah...


I'll post more about my new little buddy another time, but I figured that this point after a two-week absence would be a perfect time to give you a glimpse into what it takes for me to create a post for this blog, as well as to illustrate just how lazy I really am.

Let me use this very post as a starting example.

I actually started writing this post three months ago, when one of my favorite bloggers, MOV, wrote about the journals she never uses.  Being a writer, everyone gives her journals as gifts.  She says, "Every day, I look at that journal and promise to write something profound in it.  Every day, I break my promise."

I can totally relate.

I have a Microsoft Word document titled “Ideas” in which I just write an idea down.  It could be a quote that someone says, an overall idea for a novel or a screenplay, or an idea for a blog post.

I have mentioned this Word document before, in that I would be super-embarrassed if I died and someone were to read it.  If someone were to read a quote out of context, they might think me as a wannabe serial killer.  For example “My lip quivered as I imagined her blood pouring from her throat to the ground.” 

Not exactly something I want people to think was an autobiographical thought.

Anyway, the damn thing is 35 pages long, with most of the pages being one little bullet point of random thought after another.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Crazy Krista and Svetlana

I occasionally go on YouTube binges.

Someone will send me the link to a song, funny clip, or inspirational video.  But after it is over, I can never bring myself to close the browser, because YouTube has offered me a suggestion of something else to watch.  And so on and so forth until it is three hours later and I am watching a documentary about tsunamis, when the first video I watched was a guy who gets excited about rainbows.

Such was the case the other day, when I was watching various music videos and I came across this song.  And I was immediately reminded of my ex-girlfriend, Crazy Krista.

Now, I don't know who this singer/rapper is, and I don't really feel like doing much research about her.  The title of the video is Бьянка - Без сомнения, meaning that her name is either Бьянка or Без сомнения, but for the sake of clarity, I shall henceforth call her Svetlana. 

While I might not know her name, what I do know is that she is kinda hot, albeit trashy.

My ex-girlfriend, Crazy Krista, was insanely hot as well.  Definitely hotter than this rapper.

Until we started dating, that is.  Once I really got to know her, her attractiveness went right out the window.

Let me explain what I mean by referring you back to Svetlana's music video with three key similarities to the craziest girlfriend I've ever had: