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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
You may be wondering if it’s easy to find comics that involve bones and skeletons.
It is hard, but they are worth digging up in the end.
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?
WHY WHY WHY
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
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.