Saturday, 7 November 2009
*is taking requests*
When I posted one of my Halloween drabbles the other day, a friend requested that I post a different one. *hugs Natasha for always being so confidence-boosting* I decided that I would do as she asked, but I was saving it for today because technically it's cheating on my whole 'write a new blog every day' plan. I've waited a week since I posted my last drabble, mostly because I don't want to fall into the habit of posting drabbles on my blog.
Why? Because I find drabbles really easy to write. I could put one in my blog every day of the week without much effort at all, and I don't want that. Posting about random topics means I am flexing my writing muscles, no matter how silly the subject is. I've put more effort into most of my blogs (though it might not seem that way) than I have on any of my drabbles, and I need to keep it that way.
Also, for the most part, I would like to keep my drabbles for my writers' group. The Burrow and drabbles go hand in hand in my mind. The drabble that Natasha requested (along with many, many others) can be found on our website, so please take a look if you have a few spare minutes. I promise there's something to suit everyone's tastes on there.
You'll notice the title of today's blog is *is taking requests*. Along with today's 'request', I have decided to put my fate into seven (un)lucky peoples' hands. For the next week, I am going to blog about whatever YOU suggest for me. I thought it might be fun (not to mention making things easier for me too *shifty*). Seriously though, I remember taking requests for 'one shots' a few years ago, and the few that I wrote were hilarious writing experiences. I highly recommend taking requests, because, like a box of Forrest Gump's chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.
I don't want to be faced with a choice of subjects, because the procrastinator in me would dither (also I could pick and choose, which kind of defeats the point), so what I am going to do is say that the first person to post on each day's blog (starting from today), has to give me a subject to blog about on the following day (that's assuming that I get comments, of course, but I usually do because I have fabulous friends).
Now, I'm relatively easy-going, so pretty much anything goes. The only thing I will stipulate is that I won't do anything that would be unsuitable for a 13 year old. It's not that I'm a prude or anything, but my blog is on my Facebook profile, and my 13 year old is a member on there. Innuendo, of course, is fine. *winks*
On that note, I will leave you with today's request from Natasha. I'm hoping for some quirky requests over the next few days, so don't disappoint me!
Oh, he loves Halloween. He's like a big kid, dressing up and filling the house with bowls of treats. Trouble is, he thinks women are the same as sweets. He likes to have as many as possible, of every variety. Pick and mix.
Look at him, back from his trick or treating, eyes bulging at his booty. I smile as he digs deep and pulls out his favorite sweet.
"Trick or treat?" he asks, eyebrows wriggling.
I smile again as I watch him bite, swallow, then start to convulse. A syringe, delicately used, is all it takes.
"Trick," I reply.