Wednesday, November 11, 2009

One Line Wednesday and Upping My Game

Before we delve into the verbal vortex that is One Line Wednesday, I'm going to break in here with a Running With Letters Public Service announcement. Since tomorrow is the last day to enter my giveaway, I am going to up the game just a bit. Sweeten the pot, if you prefer. As of this posting, the Follower Count was hovering at 33. Here's what I'm thinking: how about if we hit forty followers by midnight tomorrow (Thursday)I throw in another set of books? That would make two sets of winners from the New Follower category--pretty sweet, huh? But that's not all. Let's just suppose for a moment--in our wildest fantasies--that somehow 17 New Followers materialized and there were 50 beautiful faces pictured over there, to your left. That would be clear grounds for celebration, don't you think? If that should happen--I think I can see my way clear to scrounging up a third set--3 lucky New Follower winners (plus the set that will be heading off to one of my long time followers). So if you haven't Followed yet, it's your day! Pull up a chair, we'll make room!

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming:

At 8:51 it became painfully obvious that I had no other option than to just come clean and admit that the well was dry.

That's all. For now.

If this were a typical post, I’d have to, you know, elaborate. A normal post require an detailing of what, exactly, occurred at 8:51, and why I was so bereft of options And, perhaps most importantly, what, exactly, was I trying to hide earlier, say, at 8:49?

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 intriguing line I’ve managed to craft in the intervening seven days. Each week there’ll also be some attempt at a "Linky" widget (I think we've decided to stick with "Mc") so you'll have the opportunity to link to your one line post. Even though my readers now demand that I 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. Several of my readers have been using One line Wednesday as an opportunity to give their readers a "preview" of an upcoming post, a creative and enjoyable interpretation of the game.

And as for me? Although One Line Wednesday is a simple celebration of the single good line, I have to play by slightly different rules. I used to just post my line and leave my readers permanently hanging, but my husband and Jen cried foul, and insisted 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.

OK--let's have some one line fun!


Tori said...

Hello Sitsta...just wishing you a fabulous day.:)

Erin M. said...

I am new at this, so I'm going to leave my one liner here in the comments. Beware, it's my first attempt!

I sighed deeply as I grabbed the Windex to clean the splattered egg insides from my poor microwave.

Julie Schuler said...

Oh, that sounds fun! I'm afraid I will fall back on something unfresh... let's see...

All the crows flew off at once, and the red-faced baby dribbled birdseed from his clenched fist, his little head smelled like a boiled egg.

5thsister said...

"Mr. Sister gives up, exasperated at the cunning logic of his beautiful bride."

I gave you a shout out over on my blog. Hopefully new followers will head your way!

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Julie and Erin--I thought maybe I missed the memo and we were going for an all egg theme today LOL.

Oh, wow Polly--a shout out--you are just too amazing...heading over to check it out now :) (and unless i'm mistaken, your line today is of a follow up, rather than a preview nature?)

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I have come from 5th Sister, who is my gal, and if she recs you, then it must be good, but I don't get the one liner thingy....maybe it's just me...probably...

The Redhead Riter said...

This is fun. My one line is...

Redhead Riter's riting reminisces, redirects, reminds, reflects and renders realistic relationships reinforcing regular retrospection.

LOL LOL LOL That is definitely alliteration!

Kathleen said...

I have no brain cells today, so I did not come up with a one-liner. I enjoyed hearing yours, though, and hope you will share the details in coming days!

I also hope I can win a set of books in the Already-a-Faithful-Follower-But-Left-a-Comment Category.

Charisse and Holly said...

I suck at this...but I love how you do it! Thanks for coming by. Holly at LLL

Willoughby said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have been meaning to drop by yours for quite some time. I think I'll stick around!

Holly said...

The little one my lap, the big one snuggled next to me...the start of a perfect day!



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