For those of you that have been under a metaphorical rock for the last ten years, here's a free news brief: Legos are a big deal.
The popular building blocks have been around for many years. I played with them. My son plays with them. My grandkids (grandkids?, that was an awkward word) will play with them.
Toys change over time. I used a cap-gun, kids today use Air Soft. I played Atari, today it's Angry Birds on the I Pad. Regardless of the toy, it is powered by
I followed the suggestions and corrections of those who commented on this piece in the discussion boards. I've provided a link to both threads (the Fiction Board and the Writer's Workshop) where I posted the original (which is also in my blog) so everyone can compare the editions. Let me know what you think. Soon I will expand the piece, but not by much: Some back story and some aftermath.
Unedited Senescent in the Writer's Workshop
Unedited Senescent in the Fiction Board
I have no new writing to post, just words that want to spill out... Life's been a bit hectic lately and I haven't quite gotten through the thick of it. Car troubles are causing a significant problem--I work 30 some odd miles from my house, so bribing someone for a ride to work, working 12 hours, then bribing someone for a ride home is draining my resources--and my wits.
With an unusually busy work schedule coming up, this is a problem I have to fix soon. On top of the car trouble,
So today I went to Social and Health Services to do some paperwork when, after I had my appointment with a caseworker, I walked past a bowl full of contraceptives. And it was weird because I saw a disturbingly striking similarity between the bowl of condoms and the bowl of jolly ranchers at the front desk. What made the situation pretty awkward was that my mother was there with me, standing next to our case worker as he made copies of our denial letters.
Admittedly, I looked at the
Okay, I meant to only type a little over 250 words, but when I finally stopped I had exactly 1111 words. Good spot to end at. So without further adieu, here is the second installment of the "Pick A Word" exercise. This is the first time I've tried my hand at some scary stuff, so, here it is:
seˇnesˇcent [sə néss'nt] adj - aging: approaching an advanced age
The child sat on a stool in front of me. She was blonde and glowing healthily,