The Punchline

After a long and adventurous day, sitting down to write around midnight allows being tired to settle in. And sometimes you just to say to hell with it — writing, that is, to hell with it — and write something metaphorical from the pit of your stomach, that nauseating feeling the lurches up and causes your heart to burn, and that sends out a distress signal that confuses your brain.

The over analyzing part of me wants to take a vacation, a long one, because it’s been keeping me up at night, and especially the last handful of them.  But it’s fun combining elements of writing and associating it with real life. It’s how most of us writers get our ideas — from life — anyway, whether we’re writing fiction or Non-fiction. May as well keep embracing it, because it fuels.

The result is always a punchline. Punchlines are stereotyped as being funny, but they don’t have to be. They can anger, they can be thought provoking, they can cause eyes to roll. It’s all about the punch.  Often times, the joke — the realization for that matter — is all on you. How are you going to: take it? … accept it? … learn from it?

 

The Inevitable Coffee Ring:
The Espresso Shot (#008):
The Aside

2 thoughts on “The Punchline

  1. Pardon me while I go find out who these Walkmen are…sounds great from what you have here. Thanks for the link, another great post!

  2. You look down the road. And there’s more road.

    Now that’s a paragraph, my friend.

    Great writing in the Espresso Shot on SNT site.

    You are heading somewhere, I don’t know where.

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