Wednesday, October 28, 2009
One Line Wednesday- The Possibly Final Edition
Thoughts of sweets, sticks, and new found confidence urge me to simply “x” it and exit.
I know I've left you hanging. You're wondering what sort of sway sweets and sticks could possibly have in any sort of decision, and what's getting the ax, anyway?
If this were a typical post, I’d have to give an immediate accounting of what's at stake. A normal post would, likewise, require an detailing of of the kind of pull sweets and sticks have over me. .
But not today, at least not yet. On One Line Wednesday, vagueness, brevity, and misdirection are the order of the day--at least for a few hours.
If you're new to One Line Wednesday, here’s the lowdown: Each week, I’ll get things started with the single most intruiquing line I’ve managed to craft in the intervening seven days. Each week there’ll also be one of those cool Mr. Linky widgits that you see below (just click it, It works. Really). That’s where you leave a link to your one line post. Even though I'm now required to explain my line, you need not feel any pressure of further explanation. There's no need to worry if your words are “going anywhere.” No of the tricky transitions or epic endings one might expect in traditional prose. 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 there is a twist. Although One Line Wednesday is a simple celebration of the single good line, the rules are a little different for me. I used to just post my line and leave my readers permanently hanging, but my husband and Jen cried foul, and insist that i have to come back at the end of the day and explain the origin of my cryptic prose. My husband claims I'm robbing my readers of the opportunity to see how I take something mundane and make it sound epic, which he claims is one of my mad skills, but the bottom line is that he can't handle the curiosity. Jen says the whole thing would serve as a sort of writer's workshop for her.
So I will post a simple explanation of the events inspiring my line this evening.
Before I let you go craft your witty line, it's only fair that I tell you that One Line Wednesday probably won't make the cut for November programming here at Running With Letters. If you read and enjoy these posts, you need to let me know, even if you don't post a line. Otherwise, I'm left thinking that my readers are simply bored into hiding each Wednesday, seeing the shelter of other, more interesting posts...so give me some feedback so I can give you more of what you like most!
So take a moment and enjoy a little low stress fun with the written word, or simply let me know that you like watching others who do!