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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!

9 comments:

5thsister said...

I'm not sure about the whole Mr. Linky thing...don't think I did it right.

Anyway, I don't have a clever line to give you from this past week but I do have one I'd like to contribute from this coming Friday's post:

Meanwhile, a bit earlier that fall, a handsome young wizard left his home in the Land of Longhorns and Yellow Roses for his magic was no longer needed there.

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Yep, I'm seeing your link right here on Mr. Linky...I don't know why the only Mr. Liinky I can find is this awkward-looking one that doesn't look like any one else's...I'll have to do more research...but it does work!
Thanks for the preview to your Friday post. I'll be sure to tune in...I'm expecting perhaps a good old fashioned yarn from The Lone Star State, possibly loaded with some healthy, Texas-sized hyperbole? Hmmm...I'll look forward to finding out!

5thsister said...

well I see Mr. Linky but I don't see me linked up? Am I hiding somewhere? Oh well.

You'll just have to wait until Friday, missie!

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

This particularly odd incarnation of Mr. Linky requires a click to see the link. Not standard. I know. Does anyone out there know how to find the ubiquitous-yet-somehow-elusive Mr. Linky we all know and love?

Kathleen said...

I finally did it...even though this may be your last?? :( Mine is certainly not as clever as yours (or 5th sister's for that matter), but it's there nonetheless.

I like your play on words: "x" it and "exit". Cool. ;)

Kathleen said...

On Mr. Linky--can you "get one" from Beth's site? Hers shows the names on the post??

Charisse and Holly said...

I stink at that...and since Charisse isn't here...she is FAB at one liners. Thanks for coming by today. I can't believe that Mrs. Artistic doesn't decorate her home for Fall. I bet in the woods (trip w/hubs) there would have been tons of pine cones, decorative branches, leaves etc...you could have grabbed for free. I'm actually surprised that everyone thought my home was decorated. It's literally one plastic tub with the one or two things I find each year. I guess I see others that really go over the top, and think mine is quite simple. Have a terrific day. Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Let's see--left you a comment over at your place, Kathleen...curiosity piqued, but afraid it sound painful?
And as far as Beth's Mr. Linky, best I can figure, she must pay for an upgraded model...unless I'm missing something, because when I click on hers, it takes me to the same old lame choices...

And Holly, au contraire! I DO decorate--kind of a lot, actually. But I must admit that at no time this weekend did I think of creating decor from mountain findings....hmmm

Catherine Wannabe said...

Forget Mr. Linky.

"Between alternatives and disorders, I took a detour to Santa Fe."

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