why I feel like a writer.

calvin and hobbes.

why I feel like a writer (sometimes).

J (on vacation this week) and I took the kids out for a late lunch today. As we exited my car and got over the breath-sucking 95°(F) humid air, we saw a couple step out of a giant white SUV near us. They were dressed in a business-like manner. All proper and neat and such.

J: I hope they didn’t get dressed up to come here. [Casual yet incredibly delicious Mexican restaurant]

Me: No… they obviously came from work… from some office. And that’s not his wife. It’s some coworker with whom he’s having an affair.

J: So they came here in plain sight in the middle of the afternoon?


nice gun. guns?

Me: They don’t have to worry about the wife catching on because he already murdered her. They’re here to celebrate. But the celebration will be cut short when sexy McGarrett and the Five-0 team show up.

J: You’ve lost it.

Me: Yeah, I know. That can’t be right… we don’t live in Hawaii. Sucks.

J: Yeah, that’s the issue. Seriously… what is wrong with you?

Me: I write stories. And I watch too much television.
[Also, bite me.]
[Okay, I did not say the ‘bite me’ part. But I thought it.]


[I know I’m not special… I’m sure many of you invent stories about random people… but I wanted to share with people who ‘get me’… plus I love my fantasy man…]
save me.

save me, you sexy beast.

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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38 Responses to why I feel like a writer.

  1. theturtle says:

    Maybe there is “something wrong with me” 😉 because I do this all the time and I am no writer , and I don’t watch much television 🙂
    Love your fantasy man 🙂
    Turtle Hugs

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  2. Marquessa says:

    You aren’t alone dear. That’s what writers do! 😉

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  3. rmlenzi says:

    I love this. I should do this the next time I’m waiting for someone to meet me for an appointment – a new twist on people-watching.

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  4. this is totally awesome and I do it with my friends all the time!

    ps: I fully support the Alex obsession that is going on here lol. I can not wait for Five-0 to start again in the fall!

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  5. Al Lane says:

    I play this game whenever I’m stuck in a queue, or sat around. There are a surprising number of axe murderers around… Or people on the run from the circus… Or people who like to have sex with their cars…!

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  6. Oh yes. Lol he’s adorable in a very manly way. 😆

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  7. Imagining plots for strangers is one of my guilty pleasures as well. 😄

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  8. People watching is one of my fav hobbies, and I am always making up stories about people in my head! So yea I guess we writers have all lost it! 😉

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  9. Reminds me of last summer when a couple of my writing sisters and I were plotting in an AirBnb. The hosts were home, and listening to three women talk about stalkers, dead bodies, and best ways to kill someone.

    We reassured them we were writers. No, really, we were just plotting.

    Or were we? Mwahahahaha!

    And I have a soft spot for Aussie men as well. Alex O is a fine speciman. Very fine. Mmmmm….

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    • That’s so funny! I think if I’d been one of those hosts, I may have started to panic!

      Yes… Alex. One needs inspiration, you know? Especially when writing certain sorts of scenes… especially those involving nudity!

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  10. I agree, we can’t help ourselves doing that. Everything’s fuel for inspiring a story!

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  11. Kay says:

    I love this! I do this, too. M and I do this just about every date night, lol. My oldest daughter loves to do this with me at the grocery, based on what’s in someone’s cart.

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  12. kphoenix1 says:

    I’m the same way with writing. Completely understandable.

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  13. Amber MV says:

    I like what you say in your bio, that you “think too much”. I get accused of that all the time, and need to remind people it isn’t a crime. It makes a good writer.

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