Rather predictably I begin with John Cage’s 4’33 (1952). The idea of silence implicates its opposite, the implicit absence of sound recalls a presence of it; silence becomes sound. Today other voices drive the conversation and pick the music while I slide back my passenger seat in silence and enjoy the noise.
This week’s ‘Writing Challenge’ prompt begins with a ‘cute’ story about the prompter’s first date with their wife ‘the day after Valentine’s.’ He continues: ‘Our annual un-Valentine’s has since become an inside joke and a beloved ritual.’ All the single ladies try not to throw up…(A phrase I have shoe-horned into the tune of Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies’ à la Billy Mack; where he worked with Christmas I tackle vom.)
Although, obviously very happy for the prompter and family, that off-the-cuff admission of an in-joke might not feel so great to any of the single people out there who aren’t voluntarily flying solo this Friday the 14th.
Consequently, I have put together three ideas on how you might alternatively spend some proportion of that twenty-four hour period: Continue reading “Weekly Writing Challenge: My Funny Valentine?…Sure”
This week’s writing challenge is based around the idea that a picture can speak a thousand words. I don’t know that you’ll get that many here…but you’re sure to get a few.
I am kind of cheating by using two of the captioned images, but hopefully I’ll go on to justify that… Continue reading “Weekly Writing Challenge: 1,000 words (well…some words)”
‘…How beautiful they were! The Shoemaker said…’
I look up from the page of my book at the flowery smile of the waitress whose shadow has been cast over my table, and whose eyes seemed to shine with the knowledge that something exceptional is about to happen. Continue reading “Tea Cup Tale”