On Phone Booths
I must confess I’ve been watching DVDs of an old TV show called The Rockford Files. Move over George Clooney, there’s a new man in town. The ruggedly handsome Private Eye, Jim Rockford (James Garner) is yummy.
Yes, I said yummy.
There are things in the show that are no longer a part of our culture such as phone booths.
Every time my favorite PI needed to use a phone (unless he was in the decease’s home) he’d have to stop the car, jump out, run to the rectangle box of glass, thumb through a big yellow book and call. This observation came full circle for me when I heard something this week.
A teacher asked the young class this question. “Have you ever seen a phone booth?” One child raised a hand and said, “Yes, at the mall.” The teacher felt confused and questioned the location of the phone booth since the teacher couldn't remember seeing one at the mall. Then student said, “In the middle where people walk there is a booth that sells phones.”
Hence, phone booth.
On My Scribbles
It is the end of the month and I have three short stories in the mail. My goal for the Write 1 Sub 1 is to get one short story out each month. This month, I wrote a new one and finished two others.
I dressed them in warm protective clothing, kissed them goodbye and shoved them out the door. I might have said, “And don’t come back.”
Today you can sign up.
The Blogging From A-Z Challenge is a blogfest coming in April. As a writer, it will help you stretch your imagination, draw more readers to your blog and gives you the opportunity to meet new bloggers. And, you don’t have to write a book every day, no no, you can write as much or little as you want. If you don’t consider yourself a writer, then I must contradict you and say you are-- if you write posts for your blog. I’m just saying it.
Each day of the challenge, you will post something that reflects the letter of the day. Twenty-six (26) days. As I understand it, except for April 1, there will be no posting on the weekends. You might want to write posts before April. I’ll tell you why later.
You can use a theme. Do you like poetry? Write a verse a day for 26 days. Write a poem a day. Other possibilities:
1. Pet articles
2. Pet conversations
6. Fiction or Non-fiction
7. Poetry (I already said that, but it bears repeating.)
8. Photography (Post a photo a day where the photo corresponds with the letter.) After all a picture is worth a thousand words or—the letter of the day.
9. Any interest you have will do.
I plan to write my posts before April because if there are thousands who sign up (and that’s the rumor), then I will use April to visit others. That’s how you get to know new bloggers.
Don’t sweat about it. Don't over think it (that one's for me). Remember what I said, it’s a blogfest not a marriage. Consider it a fun date.
Have a great week!