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Was my therapist who told me to start a blog. Then, a few sessions later she got all pissy about it.
“You talk to the world, but you barely talk to me” was the way she put it during one session.
Well, I thought, the world is more interesting than most of your sessions. So I started making stuff up each visit, see if I could rattle her a little. I knew I couldn’t get instantly outlandish. She’d see through that. So I played her a little.
Told her I had a dream. I was an exterminator in this dream. But only available for special calls, not your routine kill-some-ants or poison-some-mice kinda guy. I was an exterminator for bigger, important cases.
Long story short, I had her convinced I was an assassin. A hit man. I never admitted it. When she broached the subject that I might be hiding something with my dream, I admitted I was. “Busted,” I said. Then, hemming and hawing for fifteen minutes, I confessed that I was called into companies who needed to downsize and I fired people. She saw right through it. I was still a hit man, but trying to cover it up with a new story.
Next day I showed up when I didn’t have a session. She reminded me of that fact. I said I’m not here for a session. I’m here because your boss sent me. That ended our relationship.
Confession: I don’t have a therapist. (Maybe I need one, but I don’t have one.) That was all to lead up to my Great & Powerful Reveal Party…
April 1 begins the 2017 A to Z Blogging Challenge. March 20 (today) is the day we’re supposed to reveal our topic for the challenge. Here’s how it works. You blog every day in April, but you must go through the month alphabetically. So April 1 = A all the way until April 30 = Z. (Sundays are a day of rest.)
My topic for the 2017 A to Z Blogging Challenge: John’s Death Scene. That’s right, I’m going to write a short story death scene every day in April. My murder!
Format: Flash fiction storytelling. 100-150 words each story.
Victim: Yours Truly
Weapon: That’s our A to Z. Every day, a new weapon beginning with that day’s letter of the alphabet.
So for all you people who would love to see me off the face of the Earth, I’ll do my best impression of Wile E. Coyote every day in April. Killed in the morning, only to reincarnate overnight to suffer through another murder the very next day. It’s a tough life, but someone has to live die for it.
This will temporarily suspend our Mystery of the Week. Don’t worry, we’ll pick those back up beginning in May (assuming I survive April!). Take a guess at the first murder weapon of the month:
- Air Conditioner
If you picked A, you have a decent shot at being correct. See y’all April 1!