Tag: Song Title Challenge

Greatest Hits: If I Ever Get Around To Living by John Mayer

I can’t really tell you what I did to cause this, but my brain is mush and I couldn’t come up with a good Song Title Challenge if I wanted to.

So, here’s a golden oldie, now including the music video. Enjoy it.

Song Title Challenge #3: If I Ever Get Around To Living by John Mayer

P.S. Happy Spring Day to all my Southern Hemisphere friends. To those in the North, winter is coming 😉

Featuring Karlboesman

You know those days when you’re constantly busy and find yourself exhausted by the evening, but you wouldn’t be able to tell someone what you did with your time if someone were holding a gun to your head?  Yeah.

As a result, I’m postponing this week’s Song Title Challenge to tomorrow as I simply don’t have the mental fortitude to deal with one of bumblepuppies’s hare-brained title-genre combinations (and lately he’s taken to ignoring my given genre options to suggest his own…I don’t think I’ve even ever read a Latvian folk tale.  How on Earth am I supposed to write one?!)

But I’m not leaving you empty-handed.  The Song Title Challenge originated on a blog started by our writing course class as a place to easily get feedback from each other on our work after the online forum for the course was shut down.  After a strong start it has become mostly inactive, but a few people still do a song title there once in a while to spark their creativity.

And so I want to introduce you to my good friend and fellow aspiring author, Karlboesman (who also sometimes dons a dress and attends romance conventions as Dame Barbara Cartland, or Damebabs to us).  He published three incredible stories this weekend which is most definitely worth reading.  Here they are:

Also check out The Capital in Chaos which was written by his nine-year-old daughter.  Clearly a chip off the old block.

Until tomorrow then 🙂

Guest Post: Every Sperm Is Sacred by Liese le Roux

This morning I got a message from a writer friend that yesterday’s Song Title Challenge had inspired her to write a story of her own.  She didn’t want to post it on her own blog, though, as her mother reads that one (which I totally understand – my mum has thankfully not yet discovered this blog…all my in-laws have, though), but she wanted me to see it.

I loved her story (even if it is double the challenge length and not in the suggested genre), and being the swell guy I am (and realising I can get a post for today without actually having to write one myself) I offered that she can post it here as a guest post.

So, give a warm welcome to Liese le Roux, normally residing at the Dead Sea Diaries, the first person ever to do a guest post on if all else fails…use a hammer.  (Drats!  This probably means I’ll have to go write a guest post policy now. *grumble-grumble*)

Every Sperm is Sacred – Liese le Roux

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Smell the Witch

An excellent response to this week’s Song Title Challenge. Just thought I’d share it with you.

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He woke slowly, letting the pain going on inside his skull take its own sweet time to register. The aromas of cigarette smoke and scotch hung in the air, while the smell of sweat clung to the sheets of the empty bed.  I can still smell the witch, Jerry thought grimly as the perfumes of last night swirled around him; it was the scent of the woman whose enchantments he could never seem to break free of. The late afternoon sunlight filtered through the blinds, as he sat up on the corner of the bed and held his head in his hands.  He groaned and began to rub his temples. It was like this every time.

Nights with her always started out full of excitement and promises and concluded with him falling into slumber in her embrace. When the sun came up, she would always be…

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