Wednesday, October 07, 2009
One Line Wednesday: The Official Debut
While out the other day on my morning run, I witnessed a hammer wielding man giving his right rear tire a hearty lasagna treatment.
Don’t you just want to read on? Aren’t you wondering what, exactly, constitutes a lasagna treatment and what hammers and tires could possibly have to do with Italian food, anyway?
If this were a typical post, I’d have to give a blow by blow of the video I happened to catch sometime last week, in which an intense man pummeled a frozen lasagna nearly beyond recognition. A normal post would, likewise, require a description of the local tool toting gentleman and his teetering tire. Most tediously, an ordinary post would call upon me to tie the two vignettes together with some witty wisdom or insightful observations about life.
But not today. Not on One Line Wednesday. No, on One Line Wednesday, vagueness, brevity, and misdirection are the order of the day. One Line Wednesday is a simple celebration of the single good line. No pressure of further explanation. No need to worry if your words are “going anywhere.” None of the tricky transitions or epic endings one might expect in traditional prose.
Here’s the lowdown: Each week, I’ll get things started with the single best line I’ve managed to craft in the intervening seven days –maybe I’ll include the story behind it, but I likely won’t, what with it being One Line Wednesday, and all. Each week there’ll also be one of those cool Mr. Linky widgits that you see below...yeah, there it is, at the very bottom. Just give it a little click, and we'll hope it works :) That’s where you leave a link to your one line post (if you’re an overachiever, feel free to include the story behind your line, but that’s never necessary). Your line can be about anything, as clear or cryptic as you’d like, and who knows—maybe even be true!
If you have no blog, feel free to participate by just commenting as you would for a normal post. If you do have a blog, however, please mention that you are participating in One Line Wednesday, and add a hyperlink to this post. Feel free, also, to copy the official One Line Wednesday image at the opening of this post to illustrate yours, but that’s optional.
But don’t forget the most important thing—have a little low stress fun with the written word. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!