Today’s five words come from Mom’s July first draft.
6. Napped – Napping is an important part of being the doggie of a writing mom. Whenever Mom is busy talking to herself… I mean writing something, I nap to kill time.
Whenever she wants to think, we take a walk so I can do napping in the street
or the gutter
and Mom can stand there like a jackass waiting and thinking and waiting and waiting.
22. Rolled – Things roll around in Mom’s head in a jumble of amazing ideas, failed attempts, useless thoughts, wasted effort, and enormous dreams.
My head works differently. There are no ideas, attempts, thoughts, efforts, or dreams. There’s just… well… pretty much nothing in there. All my rolling is done outside my head.
34. Garbage – There’s nothing I don’t love about garbage. It smells good, looks great, and on the luckiest of my lucky days – it tastes delicious. Mom puts yummy things into the garbage – like pizza crusts, stale cake, and watermelon rinds. Such a waste.
Sometimes, Mom writes garbage. Also, such a waste. But it’s part of the process.
7. Car – I love the car.
It takes me to all my favorite places
and a few of my less favorite places.
Last month when our old car floated away in a flood,
we had to get a new one.
It still takes me to all the fun and less fun places, but we’re going to try not to float away in this one.
5. Tougher – A few years ago, when I got my tail caught in the door,
Mom said, “You’re tougher than you look.” and “I could think of better ways to spend $2500.00.”
and “I’d write about this, but I don’t write HORROR STORIES!