work by candlelight. the night is too dark, too long to justify startling neon electricity. head bent over work, inches from the flame: the flame grows taller, longer. the wax burns down, and work-time is complete.
the eleventh hour arrives: unceremonious, it is here. fit in all the work that you can, wipe the slate clean (only at sunset). come back tomorrow: work, anew, will be waiting.
no time for frivolity, she decides, and makes herself solemn. (needlessly so) she works hard, too hard, and comes home worn out. every day is sensible, responsible, doing all she thinks she should. one day she discovers a new interest. ferociously interested from the start, she works at it. when things go right, she giggles.
she palms the stack of green paper, freshly spit out of the ATM. counts it once, twice - all as should be and returns to the office. (it doesn't feel as heavy in her bag as expected) she gets back and works longer days - one hour, two hours. it makes no difference to her.… Continue reading NaPoWriMo 9 (green)
This was going to be a flash fiction, but for the fact that I'm very tired and also a bit sick. I've had a sore throat developing for two days; it has shown up and kicked in the door. So a prompt it is. I'm totally a night owl. At least, on the days I manage to get… Continue reading Midnight Oil
So titled for the sake of a title. A title for title's sake. After what felt like positively hours of wracking my brain for a fun new creative writing piece, I gave up and set the timer to ten minutes. I'm not inspired tonight, and I think I've pinpointed why, so let's clear out the cobwebs… Continue reading Miscellany
So, this week marks the 'end' of my six-week work assignment. Turns out though, I still have a job next week. Apparently it could become ongoing, so I shall wait and hear. It seems a very open-ended placement, and the people are pleased with how things are working out. This year I've been working more… Continue reading Word Crush Wednesday: Paul Klee
Firstly, I am going to create new categories. I'm sitting here writing and relishing in the sheer quiet that comes after a long day of work. I like to be organized, so I figured I might as well step it up - I feel like I've been slacking off in the Super-Organized section. So, categories:… Continue reading Monday’s Missions
It's occurred to me that for all that I've been planning out short stories, I haven't done the writing. Yet. Luckily, the ideas have tapered off a bit, affording me a little more time to breathe and work on them more. I have seven pages on the "One Note" app thing, planning a total of almost… Continue reading Monday, Monday
So... today we were let loose on the phones. It was cool. I got a tricky sort of question right off the bat and spent the morning feeling all woebegone and, you know, curling up in a corner. Well, not quite, but that was the general idea. And then, this is the weird thing, I got… Continue reading Monday Magics