Thursday, September 09, 2010

Rattlesnake In The Drawer

Hey guys -- having some internet difficulties, so please don't think I've gone off the grid. Should be cleared up by next week!

My friend Mark (not the famous Walking Man) opened a drawer and found a rattlesnake. I turned this event -- in which he shot at the snake (the operative word in this sentence is at), thereby leaving a huge hole in his floor, snake unharmed -- into an essay. I guess I think of this as the perfect metaphor for writers. We're always looking for things and finding the unexpected. Any thoughts of strange experiences with writing or drawers? I'm in the last edit stage of a big project and am pleased to report that it is slightly more pleasant than a root canal. Hope everyone is having a great week!

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"My life has superb cast but I can't figure out the plot." Ashley Brilliant

Cocktail Hour
Pop suggestion: Faygo

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Thursday!


Charles Gramlich said...

usually "at" the snake is the way it happens. And the result is often not good.

jodi said...

Michelle, recently a friend opened a shed door and had a LARGE snake drop down on his head. He still gets sick to his stomach when he has to tell the tale. As a child I loved Faygo redpop and used it to a 'lipstick' effect. No one is shocked, right? xoxo

Anonymous said...

Blue Faygo and raspberry vodka.

Helps the lady and I shoot many a snake dead.

Lana Gramlich said...

Hope your internet's behaving now. Ours ran like freaking molasses all day yesterday. I HATE "lightning-fast," overpriced, satellite internet! Argh!