Cat’s Paws

Inspired By Thursday’s RDP Prompt: RIPPLE MARKS

If you have ever been out on  a lake, or sitting at the shore and a gust of wind touches down on the calm waters

and the ripples pushed from the breeze are not soft and gentle

they are large, jagged and dark-  and look like a bruise

you might think it looks a little bit like a giant  invisible cat has just pulled it’s paws across

the cool still waters.

Just in case you’re wondering, what you’ve seen is  actually called, by some, a Cat’s Paws

and science says what you’ve seen was called by the wind and not a giant invisible cat.

PET SEMATARY, from Paramount Pictures.

That’s what science and common sense will tell you and if it makes you feel better to think

that is what is happening next to your boat, or a little ways from where you may be sitting on a canvas chair 

at the water’s edge.

 you just go ahead and keep thinking that.

Count THIS

Today’s Daily Writing Prompt asks: Do you vote in political elections?

Lucifer Drawing by Franz von Stuck

I vote in every single local and federal election for three reasons:

  1. It drives Republicans INSANE when non-white people vote – or anybody with a Vagina or believes in recycling or that the Earth is not flat for that matter. We all have our hobbies- driving Republicans bats*&t crazy is mine.
  2. I’ve worked on enough campaigns to know that every single vote matters because in the end you only need one more then the other candidate to win. You might not think you matter in the big political picture, but trust me, you  and your vote matter a lot. Ask any candidate on election night how important you are.
  3. People spend a lot of money to get your vote. Those super PACS, Gun Lobbyists like the NRA that we wish would just go away?  Those millions of dollars that they spend? Their sole purpose is to harvest YOUR VOTE. If you don’t get it now, put a price tag on  your vote, you’ll understand how important it. I vote in political elections because  it is literally the most valuable contribution I can make to my Country.

That Voice In My Head

WP Daily Prompt Asks: Do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often?

That voice in my head- the one that I hear when I ask myself WHY-why did this awful thing happen, why is the world such a dark and twisted place, why are dogs so cute and are ghosts real?  And why do I want to be a writer when I have failed at almost everything I have set out to  do?


and then I hear this voice and it says:

This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality: you’re on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable…Go as far as you like on this road. Its limits are only those of mind itself. Ladies and Gentlemen, you’re entering the wondrous dimension of imagination. . . Next stop The Twilight Zone

Rod Serling

I keep connected to  the world around me when I don’t have any reason to.
I keep writing even though I really really do suck at it- like my nearest and dearest have said- lots of people write but not all of them are good writers and I shouldn’t expect to be better then anyone else.
And most of the time I think they are right.
WHY than do I carry on?
Because  these are adventures, that’s why and I want to see where it goes.
That’s what that voice in my head encourages me to do and it hasn’t let me down yet.