This is the last Blog Chain for 2009. (scary thought, huh?) Shaun picked a fun topic:
What is the silliest thing from a book or short story you've written, and why? It can be a line or a paragraph or a whole page. Anything that you look back at and go, "Say what?"
Or, as Christine Lavin would say, "What Was I Thinking?"
(Please note that this version is much more political than the one I know from her album.)
Mandy posted before me, and Eric comes next.
Personally, I think my funniest story was the one I wrote in March for another Blog Chain. It seems like cheating to use it twice, so I'm going to post an excerpt from my NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) project from 2007. The premise is that the narrator, who can shapeshift into an owl, is trying to cheer up her sister, a reluctant werewolf:
Although I couldn’t manage words, I could try to hoot a song and see if she recognized it.
I started with a song from the late 80’s. It didn’t take me long to realize that owls weren’t meant to sing. Although I could make different sounds besides hoots, none of them were exactly melodic. I continued anyway. So what if I drove all of the prey into Lake Michigan with my singing?
Yeah, I'm cringing myself. But hey, anything goes during NaNoWriMo!
I hope once you recover from reading that paragraph that you have a wonderful holiday (whichever one you celebrate). Although the Blog Chain will be on break until next year, I'll continue to post. Please stop on by!