AnEnigma517 59M
243 posts
1/4/2006 4:40 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm


Oops! Wrong sports analogy. I think that was leftover in RAM from my most recent cut-n-paste for my chapter-in-progress of “Mind’s Game”… That’s something that Lance Phillips will eventually be saying. The chapter I’m working on now involves Charlie again… but this post ain’t that chapter. I’m just rambling while the other side of my head works out the details of how to put the theme of that chapter, Chapter 18, into “readable” words.

By the way, my thanks to tillerbabe who has more or less inspired a secondary character who will evolve later on down the road. His name will be “Tripper.”

Anyway, Chapter 18 is about losing. Losing the battle, but not yet the war, so to speak… or in keeping with the analogy, failing in the inning, but knowing that the game ain’t over yet.

You’ve probably noticed by now that I often write my feelings using the words of others, whether it be song lyrics or the voices of my own fictional characters, or a detached state of mind in those occasional poems (that I still don't know why I write! I'm not a poet! Jeeze!). I guess it makes it easier for me that way; kind of like stepping outside myself and looking at the situation more objectively. So, that’s what I’m doing now, and I’ll ask your pardon in advance to forgive me for this soap opera.

Tripper steps back from the plate, shaken by the two foul balls in a row, each to opposite sides of the outfield, that have suddenly turned his appearance here into a full-count. Three balls…two strikes. SHIT! his inner voice scolds. “A bit more to the right and that ball would’ve been out-a-here!

“PLAY BALL!” the home plate ump growls, and Tripper steps back to face his adversary on the mound, nervous sweat dripping down from the lining inside his helmet, knuckles whitening as he grips the Louisville Slugger, the same piece of wood that hit many a home-run in his youth. His gut wrenches with overwhelming anxiety at the possibility of a strike-out that will soon be coming from a mere 66 feet away where he knows another 90 MPH fast one is about to be launched.

“And here’s the pitch…” the Howard Cosell-like voice tells the television audience. “Looks like it’s coming in just about perfect… the Trip steps into it…”

“STEEE-RIKE THREE!” the ump calls, signaling that ominous outward thrusting thumb-up gesture that lets the crowd in the stands know before the lights on the score board make it official that the Mighty Tripper has struck out.

“Oooh, ouch! Swing and a miss, and another tough break for the ol’ Tripper!” the Cosell-type voice says. “That’ll take us to the top of the eigth, with the score tied. It's the seventh-inning stretch, so we'll pause now for station identification here on the Pittsburgh Poet’s television network.

And an ad for Johnson’s Baby Shampoo is the first of 10 minutes worth of commercials to fill the television screens in homes across the viewing area.

‘nuff said. okay?

dasher121 36M

1/5/2006 3:22 am

Sometimes it is alot easier to speak from different parts of yourself. Whether it be song lyrics or yes, someone elses words, they represent what you feel. As I cannot say enough, we give words power. A writers words mean nothing until a reader gives it light, experience, and makes it their own.
Those are all representations of yourself. And to speak from different parts of you, that is very much like "stepping outside of the box". A different and unique way of understanding and reflextion. Great post here. I really did some reflextion of my own on it.

SolarPowered0 67M
8018 posts
1/11/2006 6:07 pm

You're a freakin' idiot to pull a stunt like this. I suspect you are really sitting in the county jail awaiting trial for causing abuse of public resources. Perhaps even a more "criminal" offense might be pending the DA's indictment. And since the new "WIRE" law went into effect just prior to your stunt, you might be facing federal charges, as well.

Great job, dickhead!


eroticneurotic 46M

1/13/2006 9:27 am

Well put Soy, this is about the most cowardice move I have seen on this or any other site. What a fucking loser. It's OK though, because Karma is a motherfucker and will come around and bite him in the ass. I wouldn't be surprised if he really does end up being hit by a drunk driver, not that any of us would care now. Fuck him!

RevJoseyWales 69M/66F
14393 posts
6/14/2007 7:19 am

a special bookmark.

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."

BaronessFucktard 52F

6/15/2007 5:28 pm

Aw Joe you are WAY more important than that. Now go make that tea...

*I* don't just take people down - *I* take them out.

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