Intermission- Feelin’ Fresh

Intermission- Feelin’ Fresh

The applause is a celebration not only of the actors but also of the audience. It constitutes a shared moment of delight.” -John Charles Polanyi


Mamet got me some attention.  Even if I did misspell his name in the URL.  (oops)

I admit, I was going to try and play it cool.  I was going to try to craft a story about… I dunno.  Something.  A bird that builds a nest.  Yeah…  You can see why I didn’t go that route.

No, it just won’t work.  You see, there’s part of me that wants to be all sly and be like, “What’s that?  Yeah.  I diffused a nuclear bomb.  With my bare hands.  It was alright.”

Instead, and being the nerd that I am, I’m a little more excitable.  Except, y’know, I’m at work so I can’t seem –too- excited.  I gotta pretend to be calm.  But when no one’s looking…

What can I say, I like being Fresh Pressed.  I like the fact that some editor-type wrote me a little note.  I shall summarize, not what the note said, but what it said to my little brain:

Dear Philip.

Hi.  You don’t know me.  You never will know me.  We are the ones who control things around here.  So far you’ve played nice.  So far you haven’t cussed out anyone or posted anything obscene.  (But that post about a gal in a red dress was a little racy… watch yourself!)  All in you’re a reasonable guy.  Here ya go.  We’re throwing you a bone.  You can be Fresh Pressed.  But just this once!  Don’t go expecting more.

Today at least, you don’t suck. 

-Editors who can smite your rewards at their whim

Huzzah!  I’m a stubborn little tyke.  I don’t think I have that many exciting opinions to share and I don’t travel.  But I do think that people like story time.  I know that my two nieces both throw stacks of books at me, huddle around my lap, and say, “but… it’s only one more book!”  There’s gotta be something there.  We can’t entirely grow out of the need to hear short stories, right?

That’s what I try to do.  I try to give people a little break.  Maybe work is torqueing you off.  Maybe you’re just bored.  Or maybe you want to believe that there really is that perfect someone out there.  That’s what I’m trying to facilitate.  I think we could all use a little more story time in our lives.

So thanks to you terrific folks who come back for more anecdotes.   Thanks to those fellow bloggers who fill me with envy at their talent, but still encourage me to keep on typing.  And thanks to s1ngal for suggesting I should be Fresh Pressed this week, even if it was for a story she came up with.  😉

Oh, and a last tip o’ the hat to photos in the public domain.  My writing appreciates all those pics that liven up each post and I owe anybody who throws things into the public domain a hug.

If you feel like following, well that’d be keen.  If you’ve found that these stories aren’t for you?  You can unfollow.  I understand.  As for myself, I’m just going to keep on typing.  To paraphrase:

—You can entertain some of the people all of the time, some of the people some of the time, but you can’t entertain all of the people all of the time.—

Thanks again for hanging out.  The door’s always open.


About Cosand
He's a simple enough fellow. He likes movies, comics, radio shows from the 40's, and books. He likes to write and wishes his cat wouldn't shed on his laptop.

2 Responses to Intermission- Feelin’ Fresh

  1. s1ngal says:

    HELLO HELLO… kudos and kongratulations back at ya…. i’m jumping & dancing for ya… mind you. and RACY??/ you call that super SEXY story of yours racy 😉 i love ya xoxoxoxo

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