Random Writing Quote:

“The second thing you have to do to be a writer is to keep on writing. Don't listen to people who tell you that very few people get published and you won't be one of them. Don't listen to your friend who says you are better that Tolkien and don't have to try any more. Keep writing, keep faith in the idea that you have unique stories to tell, and tell them. I meet far too many people who are going to be writers 'someday.' When they are out of high school, when they've finished college, after the wedding, when the kids are older, after I retire . . . That is such a trap You will never have any more free time than you do right now. So, whether you are 12 or 70, you should sit down today and start being a writer if that is what you want to do. You might have to write on a notebook while your kids are playing on the swings or write in your car on your coffee break. That's okay. I think we've all 'been there, done that.' It all starts with the writing. ”

--Robin Hobb

Will Write for Food Contest

July 2013 winning entry by David Sewell

July 2013 Will Write For Food

Blue man:  Okay men, the map shows that the river narrows ahead.  So let’s assume straight line formation like we practiced. Private, you take the lead.

Red man:  Captain, permission to speak freely, sir?

Blue man:  Go ahead, sergeant.

Red man:  I’m still not convinced this is going to work, sir.

Blue man:  I don’t remember asking you to be convinced.

Red man:  I’m just saying.  I’m not sure if this is the best idea on how to get behind enemy lines, sir.

Blue man:  Trust me, Sergeant.   Command says this will work.  Surprise is in our favor.

Red man:  I can understand the concept, sir.  But why do our rifles have to be colored too, and shoot ammo that explodes in to little puffs of color?

Blue man:  For effect, sergeant.

Red man:  All I got to say is the hallucinogens they sent with those so called working girls better take effect by the time we get there.  And what if their men don’t take them?

Yellow man:  Are you kidding?  Did you see the women that Command sent?  I would eat anything they served me.

Red man: Okay, Private Yellow, thank you for your brilliant observation.

Yellow man:  Oh, ha ha, I don’t know why I had to be the one to wear yellow.

Red man:  Because I said to.  Be happy I didn’t make you wear the pink.

Blue man:  Okay, you two, knock it off.  We’ll be fine.  Once we get past the enemy camp, we’ll switch to our normal gear and weapons, and we’ll continue on foot as planned.

Yellow man:  “We were supposed to bring our normal gear?”

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