We are back! Another Friday and another Drabble!
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Now, on to the micro-fiction!
Missy sat there, her chin cupped in her hands, her eyes locked onto the man on stage. She couldn’t turn away, couldn’t even stop staring to pick up her drink (twelve dollars!) and have a sip. All she could do was watch his fingers and how they flew across the guitar strings.
As the song ended, Missy sighed and eased back, relaxing into her plush chair. She watched the last of the musical notes float above her head. The man on stage said a few words of gratitude into the microphone, but Missy didn’t care. She wasn’t there for words.
Disclaimer: What’s that sound coming out of the hole in the wood? It’s the guitar!
Here be Episode 10 of Writing In Suburbia. I talk a lot about how, as writers, we prepare for failure and rejection, but rarely do we prepare for success. You know, when things actually go right. That’s a lot harder to deal with than you think.
I also enjoy a nice cup of warm coffee. Mmmmm, coffee…
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On to the drabble!
Sentries lined the boulevard, their chrome plating shining brightly in the afternoon sun.
Morgan frowned, rebelliously bored.
“The High Officer should have been here by now?” Morgan said.
“He’s only thirty minutes late,” Loughlin replied. “That’s early for him.”
“We’re forced to attend these processions and the guy doesn’t show?” Morgan grumbled. “I got shit to do, man.”
A few spectators shifted uncomfortably, moving away as Morgan uttered his unsanctioned, traitorous words.
“Chill,” Loughlin hissed. “You want to be repurposed into a sentry?”
Morgan stared at the line of metal guards. “At least I’d be lobotomized, instead of just bored.”
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Welcome back to more of Writing In Suburbia!
In this episode I talk about what bugs me about being a pro writer while totally owning up to how lucky I am to be doing what I do. It’s pure privileged whining, that’s for sure.
And I rant about how neglected our public education system is. RANT!
Is it that time again? Yes, it is!
Friday Night Drabble Party!
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We’ve been on this planet for eighty-three days now.
I am so bored.
Littleton has figured out how to recycle our urine so it is semi-palatable. Okay, it’s not even close to palatable, but at least its cold.
Foster has confirmed that the tuber-like plants are not edible. He died about an hour ago.
I set half our oxygen supply on fire accidentally. So, there’s that.
Have I mentioned I’m bored?
What the hell is Collier doing over there? Oh. Seriously?
I wonder if I can get Littleton and Collier to fight?
Let’s find out.
Disclaimer: Even cold, urine still tastes like piss.