Sep 22, 2011

Capturing Thoughts

by Kari Diane Pike

Random thoughts crowded in my head like a bunch of junior high kids shoving each other in the lunch line. They all clamored for my attention. I held up my hands and tried to gently hush them. I promised each and every one of them a turn. All they had to do was patiently wait in line. But every time I started to focus on just one thought, it got shoved from behind and the next thought jumped in the way, waving in my face and shouting, "Me! Me! Pick me!"

I stomped my feet. I shouted for quiet. I paced back and forth and tore at my hair, screaming for some kind of order. They just laughed.

Since I have no desire to be completely bald, I am taking a new approach. I am sitting quietly at my computer and acting like I don't care. I will write, but I won't let them see what I am writing. They will be curious. Am I writing about them? But I'm not telling. If they really want to know what's going on, they will have to jump onto the page on their own. Then I will punctuate them and they will be caught!



  1. LOL Cute! The complete opposite of writer's block.

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  3. I love it!! You must be talking about me! Yet, I think I am thinning (hair that is).

  4. Actually this never happens to me. I kinda wish it would.


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