The days when you wish your bed was already made

As promised, I did put up that thinking post about the Timmy situation, complete with links to other people’s related posts.  Please do check it out if you haven’t been there already.  I put it up early because Slouching Mom gave me this and I felt all sorts of pressure:

I am going to pass it on, but I want to think about it first.  However, a big thank you to SM, who writes such sharp prose she makes my nose itch with admiration.

As you know, my writing group gives me 42 kinds of inspiration every other Wednesday night.  I couldn’t make it last week because I had no childcare, as my husband was out of town for nine days.  (Yes, nine.  Count them.)  No matter, I got inspired anyway.  A new group member sent around a link to his new site.  It is called Shortfolio, and it showcases very short fiction.  It pushed me to try a little fiction, which is not a comfortable form for me.  So, my substantive post for the day is over there.  Do head over there and read my post, but also think about submitting your own short pieces.  It is a great site to support, and I hope you visit regularly.

I would like to try a little more dialogue.  I need to work on exercising those muscles, as they’ve been dormant for well over a decade.  So, anyone want to give me a homework assignment?  Assign me a scenario for which I can write some dialogue.  If I know anything about the scenario, I’ll give it a shot and post it here.

11 responses to “The days when you wish your bed was already made

  1. Babe. From your lips to the Monday Mission’s ears! Today’s Monday Mission is dialogue. It also happens to be Veteran’s/Remembrance Day. I combined the two. Check out the mission at Painted Maypole’s blog. (My blog has the link in today’s post).

    I want to check out this shortfolio.

    Using My Words

  2. Ooh, am off to check it out.

  3. Shortfolio is cool, but when I count words on anything “good” I write (saved) I find I am incapable of thinking in quantities less than 1200 words LOL.

    Using My Words

  4. You might also check out Nancy Dancehall at

    She could use some support in the kid alienation area right now.

  5. I have a feeling that you are phenomenal at pretty much everything.

  6. It’s just another manic Monday, I wish it was Sunday.

  7. Topic idea:

    What was your first conversation with your husband? Or another memorable one, if you don’t remember the first.

  8. Oh, and I loved your post at Shortfolio. I recognized your style right away!

  9. wow, julie gave me some lovin’ references up there, huh? YUP, it’s all about dialogue at my place today. as for you… how about a simple (or not so simple underneath…) lunch conversation between friends… a seemingly simple dialogue with strains of something else underneath.

  10. I don’t have a dialogue situation for you, but I wanted to express my sympathy and frustration that you’re going through the whole Zachary-Timmy situation. I just read through the last week or so of posts and was just captivated/frustrated by the whole affair. I think you’re doing the right things … good luck as you work through it all.

  11. you deserved this. and LOVED the story on shortfolio.

    ps–NEVER EVER SAY YOU AREN’T SMART (like at kevin’s blog). it simply isn’t true.