D: I know what you did, A.
D: I know you cheated on your iPod.
D: You did, don’t deny it.
A: Okay, so the whole muttering “snitch” thing was more a surly acceptance of my guilt than a denial. Yes, I did it. I cheated.
D: Well, that takes the fun out of castigating you.
A: I know. You’ll find other ways, I’m sure. So I cheated, but I had good reason: Out of this whole, horrible winter, this week has been the worst, driving wise. Mostly because I think the plows have just given up in despair, and frankly, I don’t blame them.
D: How does this excuse your worrisome heart?
A: I think that might be cheating ears, D. I still love my iPod, it’s just sometimes I like my playlist better than its playlist. When I’m white-knuckling the steering wheel, there is nothing more jarring to the senses than to have a Mr. White Keys start blaring after a lovely sojourn with Beethoven’s 7th.
D: I suppose. . . Tramp.
A: That’s enough, now.
A: Oi, Druid.
D: Fine. I’m done. Did your iPod have anything to say about your horrid behavior?
A: It threw the only Fleetwood Mack song I own (Tusk) at my head.
A: Yeah, and then we played Learnin’ the Blues.
D: Even better.
A: And then the Beatles reminded us of better times with Yesterday.
D: All of this was in order?
A: No, but it should have been. Then we had a bit of a chat over The Coffee Song.
D: Oh, see – there’s hope for reconciliation, yet.
A: And then, today, as I pulled into the parking lot at work, Rock-a-Hula came on.
A: Uh huh. I’m sure we’ll get back on track. . .
D: Nice, A.
A: I thought so.
In the News
A: Check out Ionia’s Reading Corner at Green Embers Recommends, for a spotlight of Ionia’s latest reviews from Readful Things Blog. While you’re there, you should also take a gander at all the other great editor spotlights and recommendations, including an excellent review of RoboCop.
D: For your mindless weekend pleasure, right?
A: That’s what I thought too, but Green had some great insights into the movie.
D: I’ll take your word for it.
A: No you won’t, but that’s okay. Green doesn’t mind. Elsewhere in reading, if you haven’t checked out the Legends of Windemere series, now is your chance – starting tomorrow, the first book in the series, Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero, will be free.
D: Indeed – stop by Charles’ site, wish Luke and his friends a very happy first birthday, and then get yourself a copy of the book!
A: As anyone who has spent any time here will know, I love writing prompts. I try to do at least one weekly – it keeps the creative juices flowing when normally all I can think about is how – just how – am I going to explain the linear function of time doesn’t work the same way in Faerie as it does here.
D: Oh stop whining. You figured it out.
A: Yeah, but I haven’t written it yet – theoretical and practical are two different things, D.
D: Your point?
A: Even the most dedicated writer needs a break to fuel the muse. To the rescue? The Community Storyboard – the current theme is “From the Eyes of a Little One.”
D: And Chuck Wendig at Terrible Minds has a challenge that seems most appropriate for this “Living Musically” day – a flash fiction challenge using a random song on your player as the title of a story.
A: And then there’s Papi’ prompt, which I am going to do this week (honest), about how the Groundhog didn’t stand a chance.
D: No. How about Rhythmic?
A: Yeah, that works. For more music fun, head over to our favorite Dilettante for her B-Side challenge/game/all-around splendid musical foray. She has better taste than my iPod this week.
A: And that is it – happy Friday everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by and spending a little time with D & A.