Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I Got Nuthin'

As I was picking through my slush pile (bits of scenes) I realized that everything I had in that fold had already been shared, was too dumb to allow another person to see or... looked like something I should smoosh into another story I was working on. I started this process about 5pm last night and made myself go to bed a little after 1 am. I literally worked on four different WIPs, three that had already been in progress and one that started out as eight--yes eight--separate unrelated scene flashes. I don't really want to share any of the stuff I was working on, though, because all of them look like they'll be submittable and publishers are getting very picky about that sort of thing.
So, what to post. Hm, random pictures with micro flash scenes? That sounds like fun, right?

"Ok, Thor, you hold the door still while I get up on the stool and balance the bucket of ice water."

"I don't think this is going to work, Loki. Mom takes showers all the time and she doesn't melt."

"Yeah, but this joke isn't for Mom, though, is it? She doesn't use this door, only Dad does. He opens the door, the ice water falls, and then it hits the melted witch prop conveniently place just to the side of the door. It sets off the dry ice and Presto! Best prank ever! What could possibly go wrong?"

"You guys did a good job out there today. Why don't you head home easrly today. You've earned it, especially you, Mooney. Thanks for taking one for the team in cleaning up all the mammoth scat. Go spend some quality time with your mate and pups."

"Awe yeah, Dante! You don't have to tell me to go twice! I'd just about kill for a hot shower right about now!"

"Dad, can we come out of our room now?"

"Dad? Dad?.... Mom?"

"Mom, can we come out of our room now?"


Savanna Kougar said...

Omygosh, that was hysterically funny. I can just picture Loki and Thor positioning their practical joke.

And yeah, NOT a job I'd ever want at the backend of a pachyderm.

Pat C. said...

I suppose they had to check Atcheson for diseases before they zapped him off to wherever ...

So Mooney took part in the icewater challenge?

You need to write a serial story. Then you'll have posts lined up for months. Though it'll seem like years.

Rebecca Gillan said...

My bet is that they were checking to make sure Mr. Turkle didn't leave any live shells behind when he had to shoot his way out during the battle. That could have made for an ugly surprise down the road for whoever is living in the realm they eventually dump the hellephant in!

Serena Shay said...

LOL...I will never complain again about not liking a job, oye!

I would love to see Mooney's icewater challenge! Too funny. :)

Rebecca Gillan said...

Yep, we definitely need to see Mooney's ice water challenge, even if the pups did quite get the concept!

Rebecca Gillan said...

Pat, I have tried writing blog serials, several times. I usually get writer's block end end up quiting.

Pat C. said...

And you think I didn't? Most of my entries were written on Monday morning, amid gallons of sweat and a whole lot of hair pulling. I'm never doing this again unless I have the whole thing completed before I start posting. That takes a lot of the fun out of it, but it does guarantee the readers get a complete story.

Savanna Kougar said...

Wow, can I relate... except for the hair pulling, never done that... but the level of anxiety is off the charts sometimes!