13 Responses to Fun Fridays – July 1, 2016

  1. Robin Patchen July 1, 2016 at 5:17 am #

    Well, let’s see. The running animal is the hard-working, brilliant author. The tree is the disinterested agent. The lions are the curious but unconcerned editors. 🙂

    There is an argument, though, that the author might have altered its direction slightly. Though death by tree seems better than death by lion’s teeth, so perhaps it was a suicide run.

  2. Linda W. July 1, 2016 at 5:17 am #

    Sometimes, when you’re hungry for a story, inspiration comes special delivery without your having to manufacture it. 🙂 That’s actually happened to me several times. I was in desperate need of a workshop entry for school. But I had nothing–no ideas, zip. So I prayed about it, because the deadline for sending 15-20 pages of a story was coming at the end of the week. The next day, I had a story idea and cranked out 17 pages! I submitted the pages an hour before the deadline.

  3. Rebekah Dorris July 1, 2016 at 5:36 am #

    The words are coming, pouring, racing. Padded fingers pounce over the keyboard as onlookers marvel.

    Wham!

    A perfectly placed plot snarl silences our hero.

    Fingers lie limp. The dreaded enemies, doubt and procrastination, lick their chops.

    Now the fun begins.

    Conflict has entered the building.

  4. Deanna Stalnaker July 1, 2016 at 6:06 am #

    Great ideas coming swiftly, racing for the goal of getting published, but then bam! Writer’s block and unable to continue without any ideas how to wrap up the story and send it in. Sudden death.

  5. Loretta Eidson July 1, 2016 at 6:18 am #

    Haha! My very first thought was don’t get ahead of yourself.

  6. Peter DeHaan July 1, 2016 at 6:47 am #

    It’s not what we fear most that is our undoing.

  7. Katie Powner July 1, 2016 at 7:26 am #

    The antelope is the enthusiastic writer, the lions are agents and editors. The tree? Guidelines that effectively and unceremoniously weed out writers who don’t pay attention.

  8. Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D. July 1, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    Okay, so there is a metaphor here……the bottom line “Is watch out where you are going or you might not like where you end up.” The antelope is the writer who is trying with all her power to get her work accepted by a literary agent. The lions, which appear to be sitting fat and happy, are the agents (sorry Steve, this is your blog…) who may or may not do anything about the writer’s query. The tree is the obstacles that the wonderful writer is facing….but not doing a very good job tackling. Splat! How’s your day going?

  9. Shannon McDermott July 1, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

    It’s a metaphor for life, period. It’s not what it seems and when you’re least expecting it, it will get you.

  10. Connie Miller July 1, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

    Your worst enemy isn’t what you fear the most, it’s rushing about without your eye on the goal.

  11. Carol Ashby July 2, 2016 at 10:53 pm #

    I hadn’t seen this one in a while, Steve. It cracks me up every time. The parallels in real life are almost limitless. Thanks for posting it.

    • Steve Laube July 3, 2016 at 2:10 pm #

      Carol,
      Notice that I gave you credit for sending me this video. A little “HT” underneath the video screen.

      HT = “hat tip” in the vernacular of the internet. 🙂

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