What’s the best piece of advice you’ve given someone that you failed to take yourself? Don’t smoke.
Here’s the title of your post: “An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse.” Set a timer for ten minutes, and write it. Go! An offer I couldn’t refuse reminds me of an offer I should have refused. But since that is not the purpose of this insane exercise, I will leave that for another day. Anyone who … More Day 20: Race the Clock
Write about your strongest memory of heart-pounding, belly-twisting nervousness: what caused the adrenaline? Was it justified? How did you respond? Memories, mine at least, exist on many levels – in this world, in the dream world and in the in-between world. I have distinct memories of “heart-pounding, belly-twisting nervousness” from all three. Now, although I … More Day 19: Fight or Flight
Open your nearest book to page 82. Take the third full sentence on the page, and work it into a post somehow. The charmer is having a bad day. Sheba is not her usual self. This is their fifteenth year working together, he and his cobra. For as long as Sheba has been performing with … More Day 18: Connect the Dots
What is a life well lived to you? A life well lived is a life shared. This is coming from someone who doesn’t like sharing. At all. I share the same way you’re supposed to give up your bus or train seat to an elderly person, or allow others to sample your dish after you’ve … More Day 17: Success!
You have the chance to write one last post on your blog before you stop blogging forever. Write it. I’m just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.
Write a summary of the book you’ve always wanted to write for the back cover of its dust jacket. The Homecoming The unthinkable has happened: Egypt has attacked Ethiopia and Africa has just the thing it needs, another war. Except this war is on a scale the continent has never seen before. The river Nile, … More Day 15: Coming to a Bookshelf Near You
Think of a time you let something slide, only for it to eat away at you later. Tell us how you’d fix it today. While we were packing up my soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend’s furniture to move it into my apartment, I saw a live cockroach in one of his dresser drawers. As soon as I made a … More Day 14: Set It To Rights
Write an entire post without using any three-letter words. Whew. At least they didn’t demand that I utilize only three letter words. That would have been very hard, though possible. I remember a book I once read – We Need to Talk About Kevin – in which said Kevin, psychopath that he is, writes every … More Day 13: Three Letter Words
Link to an item in the news you’ve been thinking about lately, and write the op-ed you’d like to see published on the topic. This is the news item: Hospital Death in Ireland Renews Fight Over Abortion http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/15/world/europe/hospital-death-in-ireland-renews-fight-over-abortion.html?ref=todayspaper I don’t even know where to begin with this. It doesn’t take a die-hard fan of Grey’s … More Day 12: IMHO