Tuesday, February 19, 2008

"I Love It!"

Say the critics. Ok, one critic, but she's my teacher, so I'm willing to take her word for it. Here's my character scene from my Creative Writing class..... (warning, extremely punny)


It was a dark and stormy night.

Why is it always a dark and stormy night, you ask? Because it has better ambiance for my story than a bright sunny morning. Deal with it.

I didn’t know why I was sitting in this all night diner, playing with a coffee cup across from a private Dick. But, here I was, and if he called me doll baby one more time I was going to have to kill him just to make it stop.

“Listen, Doll, I know what you’re up to. I just don’t know why.”

“If I had a clue what you were talking about, I might be scared.”

“Eddie Farmer, John Smith, Steven Munster.”

“Never heard of ‘em. What’s a big strong man like you doing asking a working girl like me about all those men?”

“They all turned up dead, Doll baby.”


“So, they turned up dead in your beat. Your competition told me they all picked you up the night they died.”

“And? I get a lot of dates.” This guy was really starting to get on my nerves. “It’s what I do.” I’d been a working girl for five years, walking the park and picking up lonely men to turn a quick buck.

“Well, I just have to wonder if it’s coincidence. You’re a hard-as-nails prostitute, and they were all found with their johnsons bitten off. It seems to me, that’s a clue.”

Well, I’m the living dead. A girl’s gotta eat.

I swear, you bite a few little pricks, and they’re all over you…..

Busy Busy Busy

Sparky managed to jump off of Red's back in a manner that left the saddle hanging sideways and Sparky a gimp, this weekend. So I rode the little sucker yesterday, and we worked on precision. He was leaning on my legs so hard that they went all wobbly when I got off, like I hadn't ridden in months. Hopefully Sparky will be back to riding the mini horse today, and I can get back on Monkey, with a new appreciation of just how much better he's gotten.

Other than that it's just classes, I have a test in Ag Financing tomorrow, and one in Repro Monday. With the assignment due today we're done with individual portions of writing in Creative Writing, and we'll start on genres this week.

Hopefully my disbursement will be one of the first processed, and I can get the money I need to do things like eat, and have nifty things like internet and phone and TV.