Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Short Story Up and Other Misadventures



I mentioned this short story, eh?


I shared it here because it is probably only going to be an insanely large phenomenon for a short time. I mean surely people have lives to get back to... and if they don't, then consider my story not a story, but a warning... erm... so rather than try to publish it traditionally, or even self publishing with art annallat, I just shared it here. Not a bad idea to have a writing sample on the blog anyway, eh?


As for Other Shenanigans...

Are there others? I seem to be surprisingly shenaniganless these days. It's sad, really. So instead of reporting on shenanigans committed, maybe I should take it upon myself to PLAN some.

Who's with me?

Chalk graffiti is a good one... Silly art that does no damage. I promise not too many penises. Erm...

Should I move all the tea bags at work so when someone goes for chamomile they end up with lemon zinger? That is probably just mean.


The little boots help, too.
I have a very tiny spider who keeps returning to hover above my keyboard. And there is a rule around here that under a certain size I am just not prepared to end a life, but man is she starting to get on my nerves, reminding me my house is not terribly clean and she is surely not the only bug within my desk area. But make no mistake, past a certain size, all bets are off. (also—hairy legs on a bug or more than eight legs? Death sentence) Outside I am more tolerant.


So who is watching Stranger Things? I've had several strong recommendations for it, but am almost done catching up on Black Sails so have not gotten there yet.

I hope all of you are having a great week! What shenanigans are you up to!?

10 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Hart - good luck with hanging booted baby spiders ... where there's one - there are usually rather a lot = a nest of them?!

It's hot here - I hope my lot are hiding! Take care and enjoy moving those tea-bags around ... cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I catch and release spiders.
I'm watching Stranger Things - great show.
Here's one for you. Stand up in the middle of your workplace with your phone and claim you just saw whatever is the highest level of Pokeman and then watch the chaos ensue...

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

"Should I move all the tea bags at work so when someone goes for chamomile they end up with lemon zinger?" that's not mean. Mean would be swapping it out with instant coffee bags.

Stranger Things is pretty good, a great homage to the '80s. There are a few cringy scenes where they didn't pull off the trope well, but it smooths out after the first couple of episodes.

Andrew Leon said...

It's not a shenanigan if it's chalk. :P

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Spiders keep spinning webs by my bed. It's annoying, why are they not scared of me? Have fun planning those shenanigans. Have not seen Stranger Things as yet but it's getting good buzz.

D Biswas said...

Spider? Agh! I've been editing and getting depressed...sigh.
All the best with your shegnanigans this month!
Damyanti

Crystal Collier said...

Stranger Things... I keep hearing about it. Probably need to check that one out. You spare spiders? Yeah... If I see them, they're done for.

Jennifer Lee Rossman said...

Maybe your spider wants to be your editor. How is she at proofreading?

Helena said...

Tiny spiders I don't mind. It's the mosquitoes that are driving me nuts this summer. And any moth that looks like it might munch on wool (as in my clothes) gets an automatic death sentence.

Kathleen Valentine said...

Living close to the water, spiders are an everyday part of life. Sometimes I have to get rid of them in order to remain sane. But I admire you for being so kind.