Monday, January 12, 2015

Blogophilia 47.7 Across The Universe

Blogophilia 47.7   Across The Universe
(hard, 2 pts)  Incorporate a Taylor Swift lyric (Shake It Off)
(easy, 1 pt)  Use the word "saunter" in your blog

"Tap, tap, tap......this thing on?  (echos) Hello?  Yo!  Oh there we are."

*clears throat*

"Hello, my name is Steven, and I am a former Blogophiliac."

(Hi Steven!)

"Uh, hi.  It's been.....eight months since my last submission to Blogophilia.  *hangs head in shame*  But I want to change, I really do.  I just sorta got lost along the way.  Life hasn't been easy the last few months.  Instead of writing, I've been......watching tons of TV."

(collective gasp)

"I know, I know, but I just got sucked in and well, addicted to several shows that I just can't quit.  Instead of facing my own creativity, I took the easy way out.  I....even stopped reading my friends' blogs."

(horrific cries)

*chokes up*  "I have no excuse!  I'm sorry!"  *runs back to seat*

*Marvin Martian saunters up to the front*

"Now listen here Clarkster, I didn't come from halfway across the universe to hear some half baked excuse as to why you haven't been writing!  TV my Martian foot.  You get your Earthling ass back up here and tell me what you plan to do about it!"

*Steven slowly stands up and makes his way back to the front*

"What do you want me to say, sir?"

"I want you to shake it off man, and get back to writing!  Remember the steps?  Step 1:  when you feel powerless, pick up the pen.  Step 2:  come to believe that there is a group of people who want to read you (and want you to read them).  Step 3:  Make the decision to turn your will over to writing a little each week, even if you don't want to.  Step 4......"

"Ok Ok, I'll.......think about it."

"Don't think.  Just do.  And if you balk at writing, just remember WWSSD?"

"WWSSD?  Um.....huh?"

"What Would SassySue Do!"  You remember, your good friend in Blogophilia who was always badgering you to write no matter what?"

"Yes, you have a point, sir."

"Good.  My work here is done.  I expect to see you bright and early next Sunday when the next topic is revealed."

"Yes, sir, thank you sir."

*Marvin whistles to Commander K and hops aboard their spaceship*


Steven woke up, finding he had dozed off on the couch while watching TV.  He had a nagging feeling that there was something he needed to do, but the thought eluded him in the vestiges of sleep.  Something about W and S and K, oh and writing......yes, that was it, writing.  He looked at his new computer, all fast and sleek and waiting for him to put it to the test.  A gigantic yawn put to rest any thoughts of starting anything tonight.  Tomorrow.....I'll do it tomorrow, he thought, and went to bed, a faint storyline starting to emerge from the deep.


  1. If nothing else do remember: "WWSSD"! Now that I think you do have the message I need to pursue some others that have been slacking off! Just remember, "I'll be back!" either to score more blogs of yours or to bring your ass back up front for another explanation!
    8 points Earthling! :)
    oh and FIRST!

  2. I am glad to see you write once more and do hope that you use that new computer well! Marvin things himself such a bad ass at times!

    Blue dude

  3. Oh I loved this! You wrote and you wrote well...thud ;-) The scenario of Marvin calling you out is a little scary though. ..but maybe ...even if it was a helped...he's right you know...people DO want to read you :-)

  4. Sue is always at my shoulder, pushing. "Take the time to correct the grammar. You have the skill. Now, use it.."

    I wonder if she is on the editorial staff at the other place?

    1. Haha, she is probably terrorizing everyone!

  5. tv does have a way of drawing us into a land of no thinking, I too am guilty

  6. Oh, I really enjoyed reading this. Great use of the bonus words. I need to get back into writing, too. Damn those new tv shows - lol! Glad to see you writing again :)

  7. Awwww..... this is absolutely BRILLIANT!! You perfectly integrated the prompts, and what a wonderful way to return to writing. And we have truly missed you, I might add! :)

    You know what, though? Don't guilt trip yourself - sometimes I think when we're going through things in life, we need to just breathe, get through it....hell, even watch TV! You are right about SassySue, she would just bluntly tell you to just write something, anything. She's your guardian angel! Well done, my dear friend!

    1. It is hard sometimes just getting through the day, without the pressure of anything else. Thank you my friend.

  8. Great be the piece in print here ta day me read .. Better than me last week .. Hugs :)


  9. :) Loved this! You weaved in the points in such a clever and whimsical way. mentioned SassySue..that was a great touch here. <3


  10. I've missed your work and so very glad to find your piece today. I love it!

  11. So it was all a dream??? Hmmm.... what do you suppose your dream meant? You know what they say about dreams. (nodding knowingly) TV does that to everyone. It has the power to make one lose all track of time. The dreams are a reminder of real life. One wakes up "thinking" what was that?? Whereas TV is a no-brainer. It does all the thinking for you... you know, turn the channel... nope not this one, turn, oh, wait, STOP, this looks interesting ..... hahaha!!!

    So fricken happy to read a blog from the Paleo King. (minion huggs)!! ~Leta

  12. Aww Loved every word of this really made me smile!! :)
    ~Christine W

  13. Hello?
    Uh. Is anyone here?
    Just wanted to let you know I stopped by :)
    (big sigh) ok. bye. ~pv

  14. I know exactly what you mean here. I have gotten sucked into the TV and feeling sorry for myself, 'cause I got to work (gasp) for a living again. I haven't read a blog in ages. You're the first!!!! I, too, am going to try to change!!!!!