March 18th, 2010

turtle

kidnapped by monkeys. the monkeys won.

I visited the Small Monkeys last night and played in the dirt, and played pet the drainpipe and say its name, walk to the column pat the column and say its name, and was taught ballet, and hung The Maw upside-down by her ankles over and over again.

At one point, I asked, "What's the name of that O. Henry story? Red Chief something?" (It was "The Ransom of Red Chief." I don't remember any details of it, yet it came to mind anyway.)

Gymmed this morning since I have a lunch date, and possibly orchestra tonight if the tickets work out.

I have not yet written my synopsis. All the things I wrote down the other night, plus the poll results/comments, are being chewed upon by my backbrain. I also had a small thought on the elliptical this morning inspired by a bit of song, which is flitting in and out of my brain like a moth and may or may not amount to anything.

Also, I keep having passing thoughts about my writing career. (I just stopped myself from putting quote marks around writing career, even though the impulse was strong. Self-deprecation is so ingrained, I think even more so in women, that it takes effort to fight against it every time.) Anyway, these thoughts go in more than one direction. One relates to a historical romance, the other to a young adult book or two, one of which is partially written and the other which is a mess of characters, notes, and a few scene ideas that have been lying around for years and years. First, of course, I need to finish the second book on this contract. But after that? I am not sure yet.

This week I am feeling very parenthetical.
turtle

Quickies anthology poll

Poll #1539852 Quickies, in 1200 words or less.

I'm going to submit to an anthology of "Quickies." Which stories would you like to read?

Ticky!
1(3.3%)
ancient Egyptians get it on
0(0.0%)
organic farmers get it on
1(3.3%)
couple gets it on during WWI
0(0.0%)
threesome! in! spaaaaaace!
1(3.3%)
threesome in the American Old West
0(0.0%)
a solo practitioner in an unusual location
1(3.3%)
getting it on over the cell phone
0(0.0%)
tourists get it on in a museum
1(3.3%)
artists. paint. maybe a dropcloth.
0(0.0%)
[fictional] movie stars in private
0(0.0%)
[fictional] figure skaters getting it on
1(3.3%)
Poseidon has a quickie
1(3.3%)
gardeners. dirt. maybe a [water] hose.
0(0.0%)
something else which i will tell you in comments.
1(3.3%)

I think the action in your story should involve:

Someone by herself.
2(7.1%)
A couple.
5(17.9%)
A threesome.
14(50.0%)
A moresome.
4(14.3%)
Phone sex.
3(10.7%)

I'd prefer reading a story in this sub-genre/setting:

Contemporary
1(3.8%)
Historical
11(42.3%)
Speculative
14(53.8%)

Why don't you write about

I have enough to do, without adding another story to my to do list.

Yes
2(7.4%)
No
7(25.9%)
Maybe
6(22.2%)
Clicky
12(44.4%)