What, you may ask, could my Goofy excuse possibly be for getting out this week’s blog a day late? If you know me at all (and by now you certainly do), you probably think the clue was the word “Goofy.” Congrats–you nailed it. We were in Disneyland this week. You know–the place they fondly advertise as being “The happiest little place on Earth.” Pretty sure it was the Disney accountants, rather than the marketing folks who came up with that one. Even though the place offers fertile ground for the kind of groan-inducing puns I love to create, I’ll resist the temptation to pluck the low-hanging fruit (despite the fact that It’s a Small World now describes my wallet).
Let’s get onto the Story of the Week, brought to you by Susan Meyer’s generous donation of the prompt “impervious.”
These Cops Take No Prisoners
The detectives sat down and instantly began criticizing the administration, particularly Capt. Tenson, their new commander.
“Why do they call him Capt. Kevlar?” one cop asked.
“Because insults bounce right off him,” Sgt. Johnson said.
Kevlar entered. “Thanks for being here promptly.”
“We can’t wait to be enlightened,” Johnson said.
“Excellent Enthusiasm!,” Kevlar said. “As you know, it’s impossible to insult me since I embrace feedback.”
“Maybe try embracing a toothpick. You got something in your teeth,” another detective said.
“Superb powers of observation, Detective.”
“Can we record this, Captain, for daily inspiration?”
“Definitely!” Kevlar beamed.
Johnson guffawed. “This’ll be epic.”
This just in…A review of my first book (and you thought I was procrastinating just publishing this blog one day late!)
When Vol. 1 came out, I reached out ot a lot of book bloggers (something I still haven’t done for the latest book. Bad me!). This woman struck me as particularly smart, and when I reached out to her, she made no promises about ever getting to it due to her extreme workload of requested reviews. Almost a year later, she delivered. Even though she didn’t understand the actual approach I take with my prompts (they’re not all literal interpretations but I always use them as my inspirational starting point), she still had some nice things to say, and I appreciate her sharing my book with her audience. Here’s a link if you’re interested in checking out her review.
Finally, as I mentioned last week, I’ll be at the Monterey City Library on Friday, Oct. 20th from 5-6 pm where I’ll be focusing on FAST FICTION, Vol. 2: Man Vs. Machine and speaking about my experiences working with A.I. as I wrote the book. I’ll also talk about the process of writing flash fiction in general. If you’re interested in attending, click on the link below to save your seat.
Until next week, keep those reviews and prompts coming!