So, we don’t have a promo post. I might have to talk to the oyster, as I think our wires got crossed somewhere. It’s also possible he’s really busy and as you know — Bob — he’s doing this as volunteer work. So, cutting his salary in half would be wholly ineffective.
We didn’t quite encounter the same luck flying back as flying out, as only one plane was late and ONLY 2 hours. We’ve more or less decided next time if we don’t have money to go earlier and stay later, we’ll just go earlier and leave Friday night. The horrible trip out left us kind of useless the entire conference, particularly since for whatever reason we didn’t sleep very well while there.
The conference was fascinating and there will be primary posts reporting on it for PJMedia (and my visit to NASA-Marshall) and several secondary order posts for here. Yes, some might be on “what it profit a man to lose his soul if he gains space.”… particularly if the soul is lost for other reasons. I think no one alive today who does not — like some crazy people including me — do extensive reading on the world wars fully understands those generations. Not saying those generations were immaculate (not even the “greatest generation” an encomium the boomers think makes up for under-appreciating their parents when they were young) rather that they were harder than we — much less the generations after — can dream of being.
Right now, though, I came home to an embuggered (totally a word) automated cat box, which also led to secondary order effects (though in general they were way better than I expected) and to house keeping by medical-student-in-clinical-year, which is to say worse (far worse) than none. (I could write a book: “Places NOT to put dirty silverware/dishes.”)
So I’m going to do a lick-and-promise version of my weekly cleaning, then work on Guardian, and then write a few articles, since I missed most of a week.
And now, put your hands together for:
Sunday Vignettes by Luke, Mary Catelli and ‘Nother Mike
So what’s a vignette? You might know them as flash fiction, or even just sketches. We will provide a prompt each Sunday that you can use directly (including it in your work) or just as an inspiration. You, in turn, will write about 50 words (yes, we are going for short shorts! Not even a Drabble 100 words, just half that!). Then post it! For an additional challenge, you can aim to make it exactly 50 words, if you like.
We recommend that if you have an original vignette, you post that as a new reply. If you are commenting on someone’s vignette, then post that as a reply to the vignette. Comments — this is writing practice, so comments should be aimed at helping someone be a better writer, not at crushing them. And since these are likely to be drafts, don’t jump up and down too hard on typos and grammar.
If you have questions, feel free to ask.
Your writing prompt this week is: virus free