I went shopping today, not meaning to. It was one of those random encounters as I headed through the mall toward the parking lot. But not before I encountered the sale.
I suppose I should back up a bit from the sale. It's snowing today. That has a lot of us a bit bummed out as on April 16 we should be well into spring, not looking at snowflakes sprinkling what remains of the old snow. It's the time of year when I should have put my winter jacket and boots away but wimp that I am, I'm still wearing my toque too. So when I saw the sale, and saw all those lovely summer dresses, I couldn't resist.
Because you see, it's one of those days when, so far, on a personal level, good news has far
And on the subject of new, I found a new author - one I'd known about but had never read. I discovered in a waiting room (one of the top ten places to get caught up on your reading) that this author I couldn't put down. Not the delivery man thumping past me or the sporadic ring and ding of incoming calls and texts from fellow waiters deterred me. I was caught in the world of the story.
New clothes - new authors and tonight some new poetry. It is not just a month for poetry but a day for poetry as well, for today I discovered the Lai
which is a nine line French style of poem. And as this month is Poetry Month, the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan has invited me to a poetry reading tonight. Now all that sounds pretty impressive but the reality is that the Lieutenant Governor has invited the entire Saskatchewan Writers Guild to the event. Pay your dues - get the invite. Last year's was fun as our Poet Laureate was a bit of a story teller. I'm curious to see what this year's poetry will be. I'm not a poet but maybe after it is all over, I may try to write a Lai, I haven't been this intrigued since Haiku. Besides, to write good fiction, you need to stretch.
What do you do to keep your work fresh?
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