Seeing as how I am up to my eyebrows in edits on The Bonding in order to satisfy a vow I made, I've been unable to craft a nice mid-week post. Drafting one from scratch wasn't even an option and my four dozen or so half-written posts refused to be hurried by the blogger who had let them sit unfinished all this time.
Therefore, I dug back into my greatest-posts-ever-told vault and grabbed a light one to publish again. (This is known as the Bloggy version of a Reprint. Yay!) Maybe five-to-ten percent of the awesome GFC folks over there on the right were over there on the right when this originally published.
Please enjoy My Muse Tried to Kill Me Today. This is based on a true story.
"Not in the car!" I told her. "We've talked about this! I'm driving. Fast!"
"Just jot it down, Jeff. You got that new gadget, didn't you? Use it."
"I can't type on virtual keyboards driving 65 miles per hour," I growled.
"Well, doesn't it have one of those thingies built into it? You know, one of those recorder things?"
"Probably. I don't know. I ain't got it all figured out yet. It's still new."
"Come on, Jeff. You work with computers! What's taking you so long?"
old," I quipped. Old people like me get cranky sometimes--especially
on highways doing 65mph while dodging other drivers equally distracted
by muses of their own. "Can't you just hold that thought until I get
into town? We'll hit a bunch of red lights. I promise."
what about one of those little thingies that you talk to and it plays
it back for ya? You wouldn't have to type or write anything then, just
run your mouth like you usually do."
If I could have found her eyes I'd have given her a real meaningful stare about then. But she had been
spouting some mighty good stuff the whole way into work. I needed to
stay on her good side. But still... "Where were you before I left the
house this morning? Or over the weekend for that matter? I'd could
have written everything down then."
You think I ain't got nothing better to do than to memorize your
schedule? I'm a free spirit. I'm not just a 9-to-5 girl, you know."
No, I thought to myself. You're a pop-in-while-Jeff's-driving kind of girl. "Well, I waited on you last night. You stood me up. Again."
"You know, you might try coming up with some of this stuff yourself sometime. It's not that hard."
Hang on! Some dude behind me's a sniffin' my tailpipe!" I find twelve
feet of empty space between two cars on my right and swerve into it
like the crazy old coot that I am. "You're gonna get me killed!"
"Wow, who taught you how to drive?"
My back stiffened and I quietly told her, "I'm a safe driver, thank-you, when people aren't distracting me."
you say so. Are you gonna write any of this down or not? I ain't got
all day to spend with you. One of my other clients is writing this
juicy love scene in a romantic novella." She grinned. "He's cute too."
"Well, go check on him then. I'll see if I can find one of those little recorder thingies after work. Okay?"
"Okay. I'll pop in later, Jeff. Drive safe now!"
folks, I'm curious. Any of your muses ever put your well-being in
jeopardy? Care to tell us how?