On the third day of NaNo, my true muse gave to me
Three cough drops
Two cuddly kitties
And a family that’s dear to me.
D: Three cough drops?
D: Only three?
D: At least three?
D: Now now, don’t get all loquacious on me, A.
A: Sorry, I had a cough drop. What were you saying?
D: You do this on purpose, don’t you?
A: Pretty much. Look, it was the first thing that popped into my head. I could very well have said three ginger snaps, three fun naps or three episodes of Spaced, but that one doesn’t rhyme, so it’s out.
D: . . . Or three doses of cold medicine. You know, you’re kind of fun on Nyquil, A. How many fingers am I holding up?
A: . . . 3?
D: (Puts up two more fingers) Close enough. You know what else comes in threes?
A: Don’t say bad things. We’ve had two near-misses this week, a third is pretty much going to turn all my hair white.
D: Oh, you mean it’s not already?
D: I was going to say good things, Miss Pessimistic-Pants.
A: Oh. Well. Good. That’s good, D. Miss Pessimistic-Pants?
D: Don’t judge, A. As I was saying, I will see your three cough drops and raise you three good pieces of news.
A: Um, are we playing poker with my NonNaNo posts?
D: Can you think of anything better?
A: Not really, no. Take it away, D!
D: While A toddles off to her tissue-filled rest, please allow me to give my congratulations to a talented gentleman who has taken on the task of bringing me to life visually, not once, but twice. The talented Green Embers has released his first novella, A Lich’s Tale and Other Stories. Check it out.
Second, the lovely Sarah M. Cradit is responsible for this week’s prompt at the Community Storyboard: Childhood Memories. I’m interested to see how A – and everyone else for that matter – will careen down memory lane.
Finally, the most-excellent and prolific scribe of Windemere, Charles Yallowitz, is releasing his third book in the series on December 1 and he needs you, yes you, and yes you too. And yes, madam, you as well. Ah, and the gentleman in the top hat – I think he requested you by name, good sir—
A: Uh, D?
D: Oh yes. Sorry – do forgive me. Where was I? Right – Charles is looking for volunteers to celebrate the release of his book, Legends of Windemere: Allure of the Gypsies. Check it out and sign up!
A: Well done, D. In this case of NonNaNo Poker, I fold. Your 3 good news totally beats my 3 cough drops.
D: Well, obviously.
A: I think on the fourth day, D gets to learn graciousness.
D: I’m sorry, A – your voice is a little muffled with that cold. Was that greatness?
A: How about humility?
D: Ah, great ability you mean? Why yes, I do have quite a bit of that.
A: I give up. Good night, folks!
This is the third in a series. Each day, either D or I (or both) will discuss what the 30 days of my Non-NaNo have given us. Stay tuned.
17 thoughts on “On the third day of NaNo. . .”
Well done as always, Katie! Hope you feel better soon 🙂
Thanks – I may be buried under a pile of tissues by morning, but at least they’re lotion-ed tissues. 🙂
Glad to hear you have lotioned tissues!
Good luck with NaNo, Katie! I’m sure you’re gonna rock it! 🙂
Thanks, but I actually bowed out of NaNo – my family kind of imploded last week (2 ER visits is 2 too many!) and I decided that my focus would be better spent on them. I’m doing my own version of NaNo, called Non-NaNo, in which I only write 500 words a day and stay sane and available to those around me! 🙂
You got your priorities in perfect balance, so there’s nothing wrong with bowing out. Hey, that’s quite alright. 500 words is still a substantial amount. I hope all is well with the family! 🙂
🙂 Thanks! We’re good – my father is on the mend and might come home this week and my son, who was hit by a car, was relatively unscathed (a few bruises).
My goodness, feast of famine. I’m happy to hear all is better although it’s rather tough hearing about your dad and son. Best of luck, and good health to both of them!
Thanks for the shout out. 🙂
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