Motley Microfiction: Smonday

I slipped sideways into the space between Saturday and Sunday.

That’s where you can pawn away your weekend goals for extra time: your three-quarters-finished steampunk novel (stalled at Chapter 13), blueprints for the shed (mouldering since Christmas), a sincere apology to Sarah (drafted but undelivered), the ‘64 Barracuda you mean to restore (running to rust in the driveway).

Things you’d do if you could find the time.

“Buying time?” asked the pawnbroker.

“Nope. Redeeming.” I flourished my Z’s, a chainsaw orchestra’s worth, scraped together from a lifetime of mortgaged hobbies.

If you play your hand right, Monday will never come.

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Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, also known as Leadb...
Cockatoo: a self-portrait of myself before I started reading Eric’s blog. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ah, unfortunately for me, Monday did come, because here we are. But what a great Monday! I had an awesome weekend as things stand. Got to spend time with some wonderful friends, work on my writing projects, and had an unexpected encounter with internet awesomeness (long story there).

To top it all off, I wake up this morning and see this post on my friend Eric Alagan’s blog naming Medical Microfiction as his blog pick of the month! Just… wow! I admit it: I got all teary-eyed. Eric is a writer himself, and a gifted one to boot, with a range that spans from deep and contemplative to silly and hilarious. You’re already following his blog, right? …Right? Because, if you’re not, I should warn you that not-following-Eric’s-blog can cause Vitamin D deficiency, and may lead to delusions that you’re a cockatoo. Just sayin’.

I’m headed out the door now, but later today I’ve got plans to finally put together a “Best-Of” list of posts for anyone who’s new to these here parts and wants to get a sample of what we’re all about, and for longtime readers who’d like to revisit some old favorites.

Happy Monday, all, and may you redeem those weekend goals with extra time you didn’t know you had.

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4 thoughts on “Motley Microfiction: Smonday

  1. Congratulations! This blog deserves all the accolades it gets, and more! 🙂

    And I loved this story as well…It kind of reminded me of one of my favourite books by China Mieville, ‘The City and the City’ for some reason…Anyway, happy Monday to you as well! Cheers 🙂

  2. Hello Racheal dear,

    Glad to have given a boost to your week – and the pleasure was all mine, I assure you. You’re so profuse with your words of compliments and I thank you for your generosity.

    Love the story and love that roundup too – play your cards right and Monday will never come 🙂

    All good wishes for the week ahead,
    Eric

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