• 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 4 (Short Story Discovery)


    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Day 4 of 100 Days of Good Karma.

    I’ve been taking a notes during what seems like a trillion phone calls to the insurance company and doctor’s offices.   I’ve been trying to keep all these notes together in the same notebook, but for some reason I reached for an old notebook this morning.

    Today’s silver lining:  Inside I discovered a short story I’d written a couple of months ago.

    It was all in longhand, but it was a complete first draft. Not one of the many started-and-abandoned-half-way-through short stories I’ve got scattered around the house.

    It’s the only flash fiction piece I’ve ever written.

    In addition to my daily blog posts, this story is a perfect writing project to focus on for the rest of the week.  At less than a thousand words, it’s long enough that it will distract me for a few days, but short enough that I can finish it this week.

    I typed it up, and I’m eager to get started on revisions tomorrow.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments.

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4 Responsesso far.

  1. Tina Smith says:

    Sweet!! I volunteer to be a first reader if you want a second pair of eyes on it!

    • Meghan says:

      I thought it was pretty sweet, too. Like finding a crumpled up twenty dollar bill in a pair of just washed jeans.

  2. BEAVO says:

    I have had a history of sciatica. Earlier in the week I picked up a scuba tank incorrectly (should have bent more with my knees) and I tweaked my back. It was getting better until yesterday when I went indoor skydiving with my family members. If you have ever watched a skydiver fall through the air you can see they have to form an arch in their back with their feet and chin up and the waistline and butt at the lowest point of the arch. That is not a good pose for people with back issues. Of course I knew that heading into it and knew I shouldn’t have done it, but what other time would I ever have a chance to fly around in an air tunnel with 120 mph wind blowing me around? So, I went for it. And, even though my pain and sciatica are worse today than it’s been in over 5 years, it was still worth every minute of it. If you ever get a chance, go indoor skydiving!

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