Idiots, Drama, and Other Inspirational Happenings

I would like to apologize in advance for this post. It was inspired by idiots who live for drama.

As a writer, I have come to look at things a little differently. We are all surrounded by idiots and drama, but I have decided that they make great inspiration for my writing. We’ll get back to this point in a second.

Another thing that I have noticed recently is how quickly my imagination can get away from me. I received a phone call the other day from one of my lovely nieces. It went something like this:

*Ring, Ring*

Me: Hello

Her: Can you shoot a gun?

(First, let me point out, she did not say hello. Just went straight into what she wanted, but I quickly brushed that aside and my mind took off. Her little sister has recently begun dating so my thought was: Oh, God, what happened? I’ll kill him! Where does he live? Can I convince him to come to my house that way I can tell the cops that he was trespassing? Wait, calm down. She hasn’t told you what the jerk did yet.)

Me: Why?

Her: There’s a *critter* in the chicken coop and I’m scared to go in.

So, it wasn’t as exciting as I thought it was and, even worse, my younger niece is still dating! (I’m VERY overprotective. In fact, maybe I should send him this link.)

I know what you’re thinking and the answer is; yes, all writers are insane. That’s why our books are so interesting. We have overactive imaginations and take things that happen every day for inspiration.

Now a warning: if you act like an idiot or bring drama to a writer, expect it to be used in her next book. You have been warned, so what was it again that you were wanting to talk to me about?

Published in: on May 7, 2010 at 8:00 AM  Comments (7)  
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  1. LMAO. Oh yes…I’m with you, lady. Overprotective, imaginative…yeah, it has to be a writer. As for using what happens around me in my stories…I haven’t yet, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been storing up these dramas for years waiting for the perfect story. Bwahaha

    • Glad to know I’m not the only evil one here. 🙂

  2. So I think I said something more like this…”Hey, can you shoot a gun?” The formality of an opening word was there but in a more relaxed/scared out of my mind tone…lol
    By the way the *critter* had some very large teeth…AND you didn’t kill it!!!!!! Three shots and it still didn’t die!
    But next time there is a crisis that includes you having to shoot something I will say something like this…. “Hey, What’s up? How’s it going? Nothing much up here. No I just needed you to come save my life. Oh you will, well thank you! No don’t rush take your time, I’m just being swarmed with all kinds of *critters*. Okay we’ll see you in a minute.”

    With Love
    Your Niece

    • I love you (even though you’re a sarcastic little snot)!

      • 😛 Love ya too!!

  3. Hahaha. You’re so cute.

  4. […] you read my blog often, you’ve heard of my lovely niece. She’s the one with the bad phone etiquette and she pops into the comments to give her aunt a little lip. She reminds me of myself at her age […]

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