So, week one of the “factory type” job is almost done. No writing this week. Had two nights of overtime. Getting home at 1:30 AM doesn’t make the muse happy. Got some ideas for “work site scenes” though. The place is full of real characters! I had one of them (my trainer no less) laugh so hard he couldn’t stop and had to yell, “Retreat!” It’s a comedy scene that’ll keep my readers laughing for sure. Speaking of comedy scenes, if you haven’t read my novel of suspense, “The SEED”, you’ll get a kick out of Melvin. “The SEED” deals with the dangerous path we’re traveling on in regard to genetically modified foods. The hero is loosely based on my brother, a treasure hunter with a gold mine in Alaska. Here’s Mel in action . . . .
I ain’t involved in no kidnappin’, Melvin thought when he hung up the phone. “I gotta get away!” He collapsed onto his couch, slapped his palms together prayer fashion and tried to think. Sometimes, when he squeezed his eyes shut real tight, it helped.
He tried but no thoughts came.
“Okay, maybe I gotta move around a little. Was I movin’ the last time I got an idea?” He decided to give it a try. He lifted his corpulent torso off the couch and started to pace. With squinty eyes and bouncing belly he thumped back and forth across the room, hoping to come up with something. After several passes he was dizzy. “Nope. Nothing, darn it!”
Then he remembered, “Oh, yeah! I was eating! I think better when I eat!” He raced toward the kitchen, tugged at the refrigerator door and foraged behind two bottles and slimy lumps that once had been tomatoes. The only edible thing he could find was a chunk of cheese. he decided that it would be okay to eat it–as long as he avoided the fuzzy blue spots.
Melvin searched for the best angle to get a good bite and wondered if cheese was brain food. “Prob’ly not–mice ain’t too swift.” He carefully sunk his teeth into the good edge. “Gee, this ain’t too bad.” He decided it was worth the effort to stop and eat even if cheese was not brain food and reached for a beer to wash it down. After his hasty feast, Melvin was ready to try to think once again.
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