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Not Writing a Story Prompt #1 at 11:12pm

So, I was supposed to post a new story prompt today, which would have marked my return to writerly duties on this site.


I did not do that.

I'm not sure whether it is because today was a relatively busy day when it came to writing and submitting, at least in my coursework, or if it is because I have become engrossed in John Steinbeck's Cannery Row, which is -- coincidentally -- another piece that came my way due to classes.

On a quick note, I'm really enjoying it. I've read maybe fourteen chapters so far, with eighteen still left to go.

On a second, less quick note, the word for this prompt would have been entropy.

e n t r o p y

Man, Ethan, you really slammed this one right into me.

I'm not saying that the word "entropy" is an impossible-to-use word for the prompts I do, but I definitely had some difficulties coming up with a quality idea for it. I'm not going to stake the claim that all of my story prompts have been of an excellent quality, but I wanted this one to be. I wanted to ring in the first prompt of 2021 with a hell of a better idea than the one that came to me when I read entropy.

But you can't always get what you want, and I am way out of practice. I've never seen the movie Unforgiven, but that is exactly how I felt. I think.

Anyway, that's all for now. I plan to do an update soon to wrap up the Bestiary posts, as I am just missing Tala's entry. But, until then, it's time to rest.


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