“The metal thing with the thing in the middle. The magical thing!” The director wrung his sweaty handkerchief, his rolled up screenplay tucked under the arm of his rumpled sweater. “We’re shooting the scene where the hero pulls the sword thing from the middle and unleashes his dormant magical powers. WHERE IS MY MAGIC THING, JONES?”Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] The Magical Thing”→
1) Jade (as it is my alter-ego pseudonym) 2) Complete Real Life Name (which I can’t reveal because that defeats the purpose of having an alter-ego pseudonym) 3) Miss! (Because that’s easier for kids to say than, well, anything else) 4) AgentCLASSIFIED.
“I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.”
When I was born, they had my life planned out for me. It was the life of all the girls that had come before me.
When I was a child, they taught me to say “please” and “thank you”. They taught me to slow down when I ran like the wind and to smooth out my yellow sundress because it shouldn’t be wrinkled.
When I was a teenager, they taught me that two cups of water for every one cup of rice was the most important math formula I needed to know. They taught me that I didn’t know what I wanted in a boy, and that I was not to worry because they knew the perfect boy for me when the time came. Continue reading “[Writers Quote Wednesday] Maybe I’m The Fantasy”→
I’ve been blogging on-and-off since 2012 on prior blogs that have now turned to dust in The Cyberspace Graveyard, but Life has a way of kicking my butt and it’s only this year that I’ve finally been blogging regularly. I’d like to think that Life and I are now more reluctant dance partners than bitter enemies.
“Twenty bucks those poles collapse and all anyone sees on camera are the pillars falling like dominoes.”
Grace gave her co-star an aghast look. “There are crew members up there!”
“I’m not saying they’ll collapse NOW.”
Grace thought better than to reply. Still, there had been some unnaturally bad luck surrounding the filming of their movie. The filming had been delayed by odd sounds that interfered with the audio, random props going missing, and even a camera that combusted internally last week. Grace shook the thoughts out of her head as the cameras began to roll. Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] Dominoes!”→
Loud stomps on the second floor of the chapel brought the filming to a standstill.
“Jones, bring me the idiotic PA that’s thundering around upstairs and fire him off my set now!” The director bellowed at his assistant, his dark hair an unruly mess from all the times he’d wringed it in frustration.
“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.”
Wrapping up this Three Quote Challenge with a little humor. This quote always makes me feel better when I find myself struggling with a first draft that makes me second guess every decision I’ve ever made thus far. Don’t doubt yourself, guys! And be grateful you’re not a brain surgeon.Continue reading “Day 3 Quote: Writer vs. Brain Surgeon”→