Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

This month my contemporaries and I have been writing about publishing at the Writersvibe. Getting from draft to final copy can be like getting sucked down a black hole of research, marketing, and the like. Fall to far down that hole and finishing feels impossible.

You may even feel like you've been sucked into Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. So let's pause and and have a little fun.

Let's write own version.

Jules and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

The alarm went off. Jules jumped out of bed,
Tripped over the cat, and stepped in something wet.
She felt like she needed to throw up.
 "These things always happen in threes, right?
That three. I'm done so it's going to be a great day!" Jules said.
What Jules didn't know is that it was already
a terrible horrible no good very bad day."

On the way to work Jules heard: Flump. Flump. Flump.
"Seriously. A flat tire at 5:00AM?" she said.
The wind was cold and Jules forgot her gloves--
in her rush to beat the early traffic
And her flashlight. She sighed.
 This was going to be a
Terrible.
Horrible
No good
Very bad day...

A.H. at Glazed Heart might ask me "Where's this Story Going?" I don't know. <sigh> Where do you think it's going? Help me finish this one up--pretty please with sugar on top?