clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Rented Mule

At left, a mule and miner from the California Historical Society. The copyright has expired.

I'm fairly sure the mule is rented.

I've worked like a rented mule today. In at the office, here at home. I even cleaned out the pantry which is a much needed annual duty.

Now that some things are caught up here and at work, it's time to turn back to the WIP. I made good progress yesterday. Time to make some tonight.

I'll make hot chocolate pudding as a treat should I get my scenes in this evening. It's cold here and that makes a pretty powerful motivation to me - now that I've located the stash of cook-and-server puddings in the pantry.

I didn't find any stray bodies in my cleaning effort.

I set mousetraps, anyway.

You can never be too careful.

Watch your toes if you're in the pantry barefoot. You've been warned.

Could be worse. Could be I didn't set the mousetraps and then how would that go should they be needed?

You pay for the mule. You work him 'till sundown.



2 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I think I need to work like a rented mule myself today!

Glad you didn't find any bodies. :)

Love your writing voice.

jack welling said...

Writers are just the pack mules of language. We haul the nouns and verbs and sometimes adverbs where they are needed: up treacherous slopes and down into the minds of readers.

It becomes a life in a Tom Waits song: effort and personal cost is always more than the payout but we turn up everyday for our load.

Everything has a season. This is ours.

Thanks!

Yah, mule!