Traveling and Daily Shorty Don’t Mix

14 Jul

I left Thursday morning to pick up a friend from the airport so we could head to gorgeous Ogunquit, Maine, for a retreat. So I should have had all the time in the world for my shorties, right? Sadly (and wonderfully)… no. The purpose of the trip was to tackle and subdue a project we have been talking about for some time. We were wildly successful, which should tell you how much time I had to devote to my shorties. The view in the photo here is where my gaze mostly fell in my morning Daily Shorty writing sessions. Fortunately for all, I didn’t take a photo of anything related to my late-night writing sessions, when I hunched into a stack of pillows on the bed, stared at the computer screen, pulled hard at the threads I’d spun that morning…. But here we are, last night of the retreat and another shorty in the bag.


Working Title: Menu Bingo
1st Sentence: “The first day is always really tough,” she said, then popped her gum.
Favorite Sentence: Parents who encouraged the endless I-wants of their picky brats but who couldn’t be bothered to leave a tip; women who tell you to hold the mayo, ask if you have soy cheese, order extra avocado on the side; and the coffee hounds with bladders the size of basketballs and the patience of Henry the VIIIth I am.
Word Length: 779


Photo of Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, July 2012.

One Response to “Traveling and Daily Shorty Don’t Mix”

  1. cynthia July 15, 2012 at 3:10 PM #

    Love the photo! and traveling!

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