I may have improved that dreadful third draft of Get Back Again. I hope I did. It still looks like it needs a lot of work, but hey, gotta manuscript sometime, right?
I’ll be the first to admit I have no idea what I’m doing, most of the time. I’m lost, alone and largely confused.
I never learned to buckle down.
I never learned to commit.
I never learned follow through.
It’s enough to make a man want to weep, but fuck it. I’m not the weeping type, except when it comes to memories of the people and animals I’ve loved that are no longer with us. I weep for the fact that they won’t ever be anything other than a memory ever again (a truism for all), and for the fact that the memory of me might not be worth the recall.
I want to make a mark, a slash across the sky, a rift in space-time that cannot be ignored, that lights up the night sky with things of wonder and beauty that no one can deny.
But instead, I’m writing about angry ghosts who can’t accept that their outmoded style of governance is on the outs.
And it’s far past time for something better.
Target: 300 words
Written: 2135 words, short story: Get Back Again
Read: Getting Things Done, David Allen
Comics: Southern Bastards 1-4 (I wish I would create atmosphere like these guys - damn well done. You can practically smell the barbecue.)
Music: You Don't Come Close, Ramones