Tuesday morning began like any other day. The alarm went off at 6 and I hit snooze. I do that twice because I have to prepare myself to get up.
Except this time on Tuesday, I fell back to sleep. Hard. So hard, I started to dream.
And it was a disturbing one.
I dreamed my best friend/sister-in-law and I were headed to pick up her daughter (who’s 11) from somewhere. But along the way, at an intersection, some police and/or firemen (I’m not exactly sure which) came through the intersection on foot and told us all to evacuate immediately because there was a terror threat of biological warfare. They wanted us to abandon our cars and run away – on foot (which is totally strange). All I could think was I needed to get to my son and RIGHT THEN. It was horrifying I didn’t have him with me.
Needless to say, I woke up with a very odd feeling and it seemed to carry me throughout the day. I just felt out of sorts all day.
I had a meeting for about two hours yesterday and it was productive one. I sense good things will come out of this meeting but more on that later. 😉
I DID get to see the kiddo last night which was really REALLY nice. Especially since I’ve been missing him while he’s been at his dad’s (we’re 2 weeks on/2 weeks off during the summer). We hung out and I cooked chicken fried steak (and it came out perfect) and mashed potatoes (it’s his favorite meal) and then we had checkered flag ice cream and watched Pokemon. And then I took him home and by the time I hit the door when I got home, I was terribly exhausted.
So I did what anyone would do. I put on my PJs, poured a glass of port, and sat and had a Sex and the City marathon.
Oh and I do have a little announcement. I’m getting an old short story prepared for a freebie download. It’s sort of the prelude to the book I’m working on now and is called The Soul of Sharah. I wrote this about six years ago and entered it in the Writer’s Digest Writing Competition in the Short Story/Genre category. And guess what? Out of about 1600 entries, my little story placed 40th and actually received an Honorable Mention.
I think that deserves to have it’s own cover, made into a PDF file, and put out there for all of you folks to enjoy. Don’t you? I hope to have that up by Thursday at the very latest.
I’m also getting another short story ready for a freebie as well. It was a story that made it to the Editor’s Choice over at Wild Child Publishing in February of last year and is called Mingled Yarn but I’ll post more about that later.
In the meantime, is it really Wednesday? This week is going way faster than last.