Printed from http://www.writing.com/main/profile/notebook/mastiff
|I just found out I worked with Edward Norton's grandfather. Yeah, I'm that old. Still, cool to know!|
|Can you loathe something that you are? I mean, imagine for instance you're a certain religion. Can you hate it, but still live by the rules? I am, and always will be... a person who lives by certain rules. I really don't like others who say they do, but do not. Is it okay to truly hate them? I tried, this weekend, to talk to a group of them. Are they all fakes? Maybe not. Do they know the truth. No. They didn't want to listen. That's the worst part... |
I am, and always will be... it's a shame I can't have a friend.
|Apparently, I'm an "unmitigated officious asshole." According to my brother from my high school... I know it's not 2017, and yes, you know Las Vegas, but really?|
|My wife said y'all need to keep checking my writing to make sure I'm not just typing, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" over and over. |
|I found out today, from the newspaper at noon, that my department was being considered for "restructuring." What my boss failed to mention all morning, was that included the elimination of my position. Not only did my boss fail to inform me, she ran away and won't return calls. I packed 8 and 1/2 years into my little car, but I'll wait for a pink slip. So will my attorney. |
Silver lining? I get to write more!
|I got a personal message from SM. Badges? I don't.... kidding love 'em. Just a good day. |
|Love you Smoothie sponsor! More people need friends like you. |
|I still think I'm on the 31st, but no way I touch my port and change something! Lots of contests!|
|What a week-end! Aside from taking the big mastiffs to the vet (with the help of my soon to be daughter-in-law), I've just been reading, writing, eating, and having fun! We even found video of my son rappelling at Army BCT! |
I just finished the 10th of ten short stories for WDC Sountrackers Musicology Anthology. All done but some edits! Seriously, folks, if you dig music and writing, put this group in your favorites list. Very challenging, but worth it.
|Musicology Anthology (13+)|
An annual music-themed contest that challenges you to write a collection of short stories.
#1377819 by Jeff
I left this song for last. The contest is for you to select an album that has meaning to you, write a little about it, then write a story inspired by the songs on the album. That's why this last one was so difficult. I know the meaning and the history of the song, and it is not a pretty one in the least. I had to deconstruct it and set it all in a genre far away from truth.
Now, I'll submit to:
If you aren't part of this, let me also suggest you check it out. At the mere cost of one review, you in turn get a review, trinkets, MBs, and it's all stuff you've already submitted! How easy is that?
Between the Soundtrackers and Schnujo's:
... I probably have enough to finish all 52 weeks, but don't worry Annette I promise I won't!
Y'all have a great Saturday! That was three shameless plugs in a row!
|Since I didn't get any responses, I'm just going to ask a general question. I used a character, first name and a description only, from a novel written awhile back. My favorite, actually. The story is wholly mine, but the idea for the piece made him perfect for it. |
I know it isn't plagiarism, or I don't believe it is... but is it bad form? I could easily change the name and perhaps some physical description, but I kind of like the idea of a little shout out to my favorite book.
I appreciate any comments, and thanks in advance!
If you're curious, you can read it, but it is quite a ribald tale.