You Don’t Get A Title Today

29 Aug
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Hemingway once wrote a super short story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

What story can you write in six words?

Born.  Grew.  Wider.  Heart attack.  Died.

Do you prefer to lead or follow? Or linger in the middle and never fully commit to anything?

Yes.  No.  Maybe.

Have you been to where your parents were born?

Liverpool, houses or my Nans’ old beds?

When is it ok to lie?

When I’m tired.


I’m grumpy this morning; does it show?


12 Responses to “You Don’t Get A Title Today”

  1. totsymae1011 August 29, 2011 at 10:10 #

    It’s Monday, you’re entitled. I slept horribly, so I may join you.


    • Tilly Bud August 29, 2011 at 10:15 #

      Is your family going to suffer as much as mine today? 🙂


  2. viv blake August 29, 2011 at 10:59 #

    You’re not allowed to be grumpty. Make yourself laugh by re-reading all your old blog jokes! I just spotted a typo, but it makes such a lovely word that I shall leave it in.


    • Tilly Bud August 29, 2011 at 11:01 #

      You’ve been moderated! WP didn’t recognise you. I wonder if it was the typo, which IS a great word.

      I feel better already 🙂


  3. misswhiplash August 29, 2011 at 11:51 #

    what have you been up to that has made you so tired today!


    • Tilly Bud August 29, 2011 at 11:53 #

      Nothing fun, I’m afraid. Still trying to sort out my body from yesterday’s lie-in. I’m a natural early riser and it takes me days to get back to normal.


  4. nrhatch August 29, 2011 at 16:06 #

    You don’t sound like a Grumpty Gus to me. 😉

    If I’m tired, I’m cranky.
    And irritable.
    They go together like Maltesers and Maltesers.

    Laughing sometimes snaps me out of it.
    Not always.


  5. kateshrewsday August 29, 2011 at 17:24 #

    Not grumpy: you just have extreme focus.
    (Hope Spud enjoyed the gin)


  6. Tinman August 29, 2011 at 20:37 #

    Your story is better than Hemingway’s. Now, stop being grumpty (great word, Nancy).


    • nrhatch August 29, 2011 at 20:41 #

      It’s Viv’s word . . . I just adopted it. 😀



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