Something Fun

Yesterday a fellow author said her muse had deserted her, and she asked for suggestions as to what she could post for her blog. I sent her this list of possible topics:

  1. Something fun — a favorite photo, a special recipe, a secret (and impossible) dream.
  2. Something that makes you smile, that comforts you, that makes you want to dance.
  3. How writing changed your life or how it made no difference at all.
  4. Your muse. Who or what is it normally? Maybe post a photo of your muse. Or write a letter to your muse begging him/her to come back.
  5. The one letter you wish you’d never written, the one letter you didn’t write but wish you had.
  6. Something you should have thrown away a long time ago, but can’t part with.
  7. Your wildest non-erotic fantasy.

She didn’t use any of my suggestions, but ironically, my own muse has deserted my today. Well, not really — I don’t have a muse, but I am sitting here with such a blank mind that a ready list of blog topics is nice to have.

So, something fun . . .

One day when I was out walking in the desert, I saw this television sitting right there on the path as if posed for a photograph, so I took the picture, then I pasted the photo itself onto the television screen because the idea amused me. Hope it amuses you, too.

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Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.

8 Responses to “Something Fun”

  1. Cathy Gingrich Says:

    I think your pants are afire!

  2. ROD MARSDEN Says:

    I think the photo should be title ‘True Reality Television.’ This on account of what’s on television being absolutely real.

    Right now I have local theatre on my mind. It really is a brain tease working out what can be done with a blank space on a stage for an audience. It is more challenging than short story writing or putting together a novel.

    Right now I am up for the challenge. I suppose for me getting out of the doldrums and finding my muse can be accepting a challenge and running with it. Right now my cup is half full rather than half empty.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      Sounds interesting, writing a story using the blank space on a stage. In a way, the story I will be writing one of these days will be similar, because it will take place in a dance studio.

      I’m glad your cup is half full. Sounds like the challenge suits you.

      • ROD MARSDEN Says:

        Challenges tend to keep you among the living, especially if they are ones you have decided on. I read The Empty Space by Peter Brook some time ago. It deals with that empty space you can call a stage.

  3. Coco Ihle Says:

    Yep, I’m amused! Thanks, Pat. You made me start my day with a smile. 🙂

  4. Malcolm R. Campbell Says:

    Wow, and the thing was actually plugged in and working!

  5. Pat Hernandez Says:

    Thank you for the list, Pat. My muse abandoned me a couple of years ago regarding blogging. Maybe now I can get back to it.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      Strangely, it’s easier for me to blog every day than sporadically. It’s less of a responsibility since I don’t have to come up with fantastic topics. Just whatever comes to mind.

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