Writing 101: Debriefed


Found the letter cleaning out my sister’s belongings after she passed.

I wish I could give it back to her.

I’ll never tell.

Writing 101: The Cereal Killer

Too much loss, too little grey matter.  Feeling very tired today.  I lost my sister a few months ago and my puppy boy in 2011 among many friends.  I started really missing Raizen today.  We were two of a kind, even about the same age in dog years before he passed suddenly after a short illness.  He was the only one I trusted the short time he lived with me.  I never thought I would ever be one of those people that love animals more than people.  Glad he didn’t have to suffer for long like my poor sister did.  Life is cruel.  Very cruel.  And there was that pesky little attempted murder on one of my brothers Christmas of 2012 where he was stabbed over 20 times by another brother that was higher than a kite and hopefully temporarily insane.  Thank God for this dream world that I live in where everything is so wonderful and no one ever dies, they just take off for an extended vacation.

Started shaking last night after I talked to one of my neighbors that brought up the fact I may be moving away shortly.  It finally seemed real to me.  I never think about it and I still haven’t packed anything.  That will be my excuse not to leave.  I can’t go after all.  I’m not even packed!  So everyday business as usual and I refuse to fight with one more person about anything.

Captain Crunch would be a perfect cereal killer due to you know a Captain would have access to all kinds of weapons.

Writing 101: Being Committed

That can be taken different ways but we won’t go there today.

I also won’t say that one of my favorite songs is “They’re Coming to Take me Away.”  It got lots of criticism for making fun of mental illness.  Well sorry, but I got to laugh to keep from crying!

Maybe all of you are like me in the respect that you have too many “favorite songs” to begin to pick out three.  Sometimes I will only listen to Christian music, sometimes I throw in Alice Cooper or Metallica.

I don’t know if I should be concerned about how much I started loving head banging music after I started menopause.  I hated heavy metal music most of my life.  My teen years were Beatles and Bob Dylan.  I might be going through my second childhood, but this time I’m a real punk and don’t have any parents to rebel against so time to rage against the establishment in general.

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Writing 101: A Peninsula With a View

I am planning on moving to Michigan’s upper peninsula once I find myself without my home.  If I could “Flash” up there and see some of my family right now, I would.  It takes a day to get there, driving non-stop and I really hesitate taking a private plane.  Too scary and too expensive.

I miss everyone and can’t wait to see them.  Another brother is supposed to be moving up there this month leaving less and less of the family here down south.

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Writing 101: Day One With Hope

I actually did learn something new today and I it made me so happy!  Now that I am older I keep blaming old age on my faltering memory.  I’ve always had short-term memory problems since I was a child but what I read in that excerpt from “How to Write” by author Khaled Hosseini gave me hope.

I thought I was the only one that experienced the filter phenomena.  I used to write all the time.  If I didn’t write it down on paper immediately, the thought was gone and usually for good.  The times I tried to use the keyboard instead of the old-fashioned way, I found my brain meandered way more than just jotting the quick idea down that I could work with later in greater detail.  I really found pen and paper the best way to save my ideas, story assuring that I keep the genuine thoughts so precious for my creative process.  I also find myself going off on various tangents related to the points I am trying to communicate, but it becomes very tiresome.  I can imagine how this comes across to the readers.

I have written a self-published “how-to” book regarding tax resolution, so boring, but I did have the worst time proofreading it.  I think I slowly rewrote most of the information.  I can just imagine what will happen if I ever tried fiction, even though I used to be decent at short stories.

Looking forward to tomorrows assignment!