Still Thinking 7

5 Jul

I would like to be more original and be inspired by a cranky number like 11 or 17 but it’s “lucky 7” that keeps coming to me ever since reading the Michael Martone piece (at Cynthia’s blog Catching Days) that I mentioned in my July 2 post (just below). Today my shorty is a 7-part personality quiz, the really infuriating kind marketed to women at the checkout counter on the cover of a bad magazine showing off the puffed-up cleavage of some anorexic actress. Fun to write.


Working Title: Know Thyself
1st Sentence: Ladies, do you wonder what people are thinking about you?
Favorite Sentence: Your mother worries about your self-confidence and suspects that allowing the doctor to induce labor deprived you of as much as two crucial weeks of prenatal development; you would be a doctor, yourself, she thinks, if you’d had those two weeks, maybe a state senator.
Word Length: 489


Photo of the 7 Lucky gods of Japan by Steve from Nagoya, Japan, August 2007.

2 Responses to “Still Thinking 7”

  1. cynthia July 5, 2012 at 8:10 PM #

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE your favorite sentence! It’s delightfully complex and full of tone. And thanks for the shout-out to the Martone piece.

    • Claire Guyton July 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM #

      Ha! Thanks! No, not autobiographical at all, of course not…. Re Martone, it’s a great post. Just love him.

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