Saturday, April 30, 2011


This month's suggestion is brought to you by another friend from writer's group.

The topic is: Distraction
The type: Left up to me...but I don't know what it is. I just wrote it on a study break. (It's finals week, cut me some slack! ;) )

So without further ado...

You Know Me

I am talented, I am skilled
I'm hardheaded and strongwilled
I don't need you to grab my attention
I don't need anyone, I am distraction
Think you can stop me? You know you're not right
I come and you don't know it, I keep you up at night
You hear that buzzer? Please. Hit the snooze.
Think of all the dreams you'll lose!
Ha! Look at you, now you're late.
Get up! I've got plans to procrastinate
Social Networks. Trust me it'll only be a minute
Check your email. There's probably something important in it.
Oh yeah, what about that homework, that paper to write
I win. Look's like someone's not sleeping tonight.
I'm procrastination, laziness, but I'll help with a clue
My name is distraction, but mostly I'm you.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

When Dad was the Easter Bunny

We heard mom scream first. It was like the time I showed her the toad I found in the puddles after it rained. Then I heard Dad scream. He sounded like he was watching one of his football games. Me and my little brother ran to their room.

"Whoa... Dad, you've got ears." Tod said.

"Like not people ears." I specified. "Rabbit ears."

By this time he knew that because he was already in the mirror tugging at them. Tod and I looked at each other then burst out laughing which we stopped immediately when both Mom and Dad glared at us.

"Ok, which one of you did this?" Dad said.

"We didn't do it!"

"Yeah! We thought you put them on."

"Obviously, your father--" Mom was cut off by the doorbell. She got up and put a robe on. "Don't worry, I've got it. You guys go get dressed." She pushed us out of the door with her and went downstairs while we went to check out the window.

"That looks like an icecream truck."

"Maybe it broke down and he'll give us free icecream!"

We raced down the stairs and heard Mom talking to someone at the door. He had a funny suit on and thin, wiry glasses. He was showing his clipboard to Mom.

"Yes, that's my husband, but we didn't order anything..."

"I know this, ma'am. This is about what other people have ordered and if your husband doesn't leave soon-" He saw Dad coming down the stairs with a baseball cap to cover his head. "Ah, good. I'm assuming your ears came in nicely?"

He adusted his hat. "How do you, uh, what ears? Who are you anyways?"

"There's no time for that. I need you to take this and this," he handed him the clipboard and a suit on a hanger. "And be on your way soon." He started to leave but Dad stopped him.

"Hang on, I didn't order anything."

"I know, I know. Listen, do you want those ears to go away? Yes? Then put that on, take the clipboard and that truck there, and make the deliveries." Then he was gone.

"That truck is ours!"


"Tod, stay inside!" Mom said. "Maggie, get back in here! That truck is not ours."

Too late, I was already in the back. "There's Easter eggs in here!"

"Mom! That's unfair I want some too!"

"No one is taking anything from that truck. Maggie, get in here now!"

I hopped out and ran back inside. "Dad, the guy said it was yours right? So those are our eggs."

"No. These are addresses to people's houses. Apparently, I'm suppose to take stuff to people's houses." He looked up from the clipboard. "I think I'm the Easter bunny."

Me and Tod looked at each other again. ".........AWESOME."

Mom muttered something about coffee while we dragged Dad back up stairs. "You've gotta get dressed! We gotta go!"

"No, no, no. No one is going anywhere especially in that truck. It could be anyone's."

"Dad," I pulled him down to my level and snatched to cap off his head. "You have real life rabbit ears. What more proof do you need!?"

He sighed and rubbed his eyes. "Give me the suit."

"Yes!" We went to get dressed while he went to his room and we heard Mom trying to talk Dad out of it but when we came out she was dressed too.

"Let's go!"

"How long is all of this going to take?" Mom asked him.

"Well, all the addresses are local so not long from the looks of it."

We piled in the truck and took off. We even found three more headbands with rabbit ears on them. They got to the first stop and took a basket into a sitting room full of people who laughed at Dad's funny suit and our bunny ears. Then we were sent to a park. The instructions said to hide them so we did. Mom and Dad hid them in way too obvious places so me and Tod went looking for the perfect hiding places. Behind a tree, under a bench, and on the slides, we even managed to get one to sit on a tree branch. Tod tried to keep one but I told him I was going to tell if he did even though I wanted one too.

That's how the rest of our day went. Delivering baskets and hiding eggs. When we got back home in the late afternoon we were all so tired from laughing at each other that we almost didn't see the basket at our door with a little card that said 'Thank You'. We took it inside and ate some of it while watching tv and soon we noticed Dad's ears were gone. I tried to tell my friends when they asked what I did for Easter but they still don't believe that my dad was the Easter bunny.

Happy Easter everyone! Sorry for the late post but I hope you enjoyed the story. I guess you could say that this was a good idea from the 'plot bunny'. See what I did there?! Ha ha!......yeah. *ahem* Now to rest after a heavy Easter lunch. :) Next post will be really special. See you then!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Things Only a Writer Should Say

  • There are so many characters in my head.

  • I'm really sad I had to kill him off.

  • Finished. Now I can go to the bathroom.

  • The characters are telling me what to do again.

  • I like this guy. It's too bad he's imaginary.

  • This whole conversation is being written down.

  • I need a soundtrack for this.

  • The end is near!

  • This really sucks but that's ok.

You ever find yourself saying something that would probably sound weirder coming from someone who wasn't writing a book?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Week of the Writer Wrap Up

So it ends. First off, thanks for sticking around even though I realize that not all the posts were exciting or anything. With that being said, let's see what I actually got done from the list at the beginning of the week!

Putting up a desk in my room (Yes!)

Finish the 2nd edit of Nano 09 (Not quite)

Finish at least one short (No)

Read (Uh huh)

Blog (Indeed)

Facebook fanpage (Yep!)

Youtube channel (Nope)

Print business cards (sort of?)

A good 4.5 out of 8 isn't so bad considering I at least worked on two others. I gave myself half a credit on the cards because I didn't print them out but I did start using them. And I do have a desk now! I'm really excited about it. Perhaps I'll have to post a picture when I get it all pretty and stuff.

Anyways, hope you had a good week. I'll be going back to normal posting now. See you then. :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Week of the Writer: Day 8

One day till Wrap Up Day. A really short post today because I was enjoying the awesome weather by taking a trip out of town to see a friend. But I'm happy to say that I'm now ready to put my desk up! That's something I'll do tomorrow. I'm already imagining what I'll clutter it up with. Question of the Day: What do you think is a must on a desk? Anything that you just can't imagine your or any desk without? I better go rest then prepare for tomorrow. See you for the 'grand finale'.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Week of the Writer: Day 7

I wrote words! Like real, new words. Not a lot of words but I wrote them. It's kinda late so maybe I'll share some before the week is over. Tomorrow will be busy but Sunday will be my wrap up day. We'll see how much I actually got done.

I did make business cards awhile ago. I wanted to get them printed on cardstock but I don't see that happening soon. They're pretty cool though. I made two kinds, one with just my blog info and one with my name and all my personal info. I took someone's idea and started putting the blog cards in books I read at the library. Hope that's not frowned upon or illegal for some reason. :)

Anyways, short post today because it's late. I went to see Insidious. So creepy and yet so good. I'll see you all tomorrow.