Thoughts Of A Writer Pt 5

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Insomnia is or isn't a writer's best friend. How can you tell?

Submitted: September 27, 2016

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Submitted: September 27, 2016



I don't even feel like turning on the computer.

A writer without a laptop?

OK, maybe I can use a notebook to get some work done.

But how to get started?

Late night TV.


Now we are cooking.

Weirdly enough, I have it on Food Network. It's a good channel. It is also cruel and unusual punishment for people. You see the delicious meals that these chefs cook make and you just wanna cry. 

I have it on a show that perfectly exemplifies the cruel and unusual aspect. 

"Chopped" is where you have 4 people come up with meals from the goofiest assortment of ingridents. You have a host that sets a 30 minute deadline and have three judges that engage in the subtlest trash talk. Then my favorite part, they engage in a show and tell with the judges. Some of the best dialogue I have ever heard occurs when this happens:

"Can you tell us why you thought to use the sheep's testicle that way?"

"I thought it might increase the flavor of the soup."

Maybe there is a story there.

We are in the middle of a cooking competition. Three people are cooking a dish. Espionage occurs, contestants sneak ingridients away from each other. The judges are watching with binoculars. The host is closely inspecting everything, if anything goes wrong he strikes them with something.

A ruler?

Nah, to much like a strict nun.

How about a spatula?

Yes. Spatula works. 

Wait a minute. Who the hell hits someone with a spatula? Seriously that is just bizarre.

But, this is a cooking story.

How to make this recipe work?

Gonna have to look in the old cookbook and see how to put this story together.

(To be continued)

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