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Can't sleep, LJI will eat me

This LJI prompt is *killing* me.

I Googled it because, somehow, I'd never heard of it before.  The Muse is stalling HARD and throwing out random, seductively unhelpful ideas like "Well, there's the word 'trolley,' right?  Write about the problem that Trolley Stop TOOK FRIED PICKLES OFF THE FUCKING MENU!"

Did I mention that my Muse seems to exist in a constant state of barely contained, borderline psychotic, PMS rage?  No?  Well, she does.  Especially when it comes to LJI, which may be why so many of my pieces end up so stabby.

The last two days, all I can do is frame it in terms of coworkers and residents.  Screw innocent bystander vs. people who know they're doomed.  In my version, coworker(s) are TOAST.

Maybe I should take a bye this week.

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spikesgirl58
Feb. 21st, 2017 12:39 pm (UTC)
I did that and gave myself a month off from writing. The hardest part is getting back into it. Good luck!
mac_arthur_park
Feb. 22nd, 2017 01:42 pm (UTC)
LJI serve two purposes in my life: making me write...and driving me to do ANYTHING but write. My house is never cleaner than when I am in LJI.
spikesgirl58
Feb. 22nd, 2017 03:38 pm (UTC)
Well, at least that's something. My house is messier because of LJ.
dimity_blue
Feb. 21st, 2017 04:05 pm (UTC)
Pickled onions are important to those who like them. I'm not a fan of them, but I know the annoyance of losing access to a favourite food.
odosonata
Feb. 21st, 2017 04:14 pm (UTC)
I had to look up the Trolley Problem too. I don't see that as allowing any room for creativity or expression. If I were participating, I wouldn't even attempt it. feh.
mac_arthur_park
Feb. 22nd, 2017 01:43 pm (UTC)
I'm happy with what I ended up with. But...yeah. There really wasn't much wiggle room on that one.
odosonata
Feb. 22nd, 2017 05:21 pm (UTC)
Your LJI entry for this topic is incredibly powerful. I was blown away. I always like your writing but this was... whoa.
xlovebecomesher
Feb. 21st, 2017 11:37 pm (UTC)
That was one of the hardest prompts to come up with an idea for! It took me a while to really figure how to get any kind of creative and then I ended up going on a dark path haha.
mac_arthur_park
Feb. 22nd, 2017 01:44 pm (UTC)
I am just starting reading, but it seems "dark" is the universal theme. I mean, where else can you go?
weebleswobble
Feb. 22nd, 2017 01:07 am (UTC)
DON'T MESS WITH THE PICKLES!!! dont ever get between me and pickles when i need them.
mac_arthur_park
Feb. 22nd, 2017 01:50 pm (UTC)
I let them know of my displeasure. Apparently, they just weren't selling (stupid college kids don't know what's good). However, they have the supplies on hand to make them, and the owner said all I have to do is come in and ask.

His great aunt is one of my residents. I did not know that.

This job has some seriously weird side benefits. (He also said I can get a free chili dog any day when I'm on my way home from work)
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