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Colored PencilsThis week’s Spin Cycle assignment is “creative writing.”

You have no idea how much I froze up when I read that.

You see, I automatically interpreted it as “write something fictitious” and the whole idea just gave me a great raging case of the hives; while I’m creative in many areas of my life, writing isn’t one of them.  Oh, I can tell a story – make it funny, even – but I didn’t start blogging because I’m some sort of frustrated, undiscovered Alice Walker wannabe.  I don’t have The Great American Novel languishing away in a trunk somewhere just waiting for me to take it out, dust it off, spruce it up and send it off to some lucky publisher to earn me a million dollars.

Believe me, I’ve tried.  And I’ve found that while I love reading fiction, I can’t write it worth squat.

Then I read Pseudo’s creative spin cycle – an extremely interesting poem – and realized “Ahhhh – I’m off the hook!  It doesn’t necessarily have to be ficiton!”  Until I realized that I suck even worse at poetry.

It appears the extent of my creative writing is observing, during a Yahoo Instant Message conversation with Oldest Son, that in regards to a certain salesman I know, “You could slap his brain down on the head of a pin and it would just roll around like a B.B. on a six lane highway.”

Because I have mastered the art of the Creative Insult.

So, keeping all of this in mind, I submit to you the Jan’s Sushi Bar version of Creative Writing:

Phuque Yew

Have a lovely Wednesday, y’all.


16 comments

Cristin says:

It took me FOREVER to figure out what that said… and what do you know… it’s my favorite saying!!

Well. Done.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and signing the petition.

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Hey! I resemble that! At least, I think I do. You nailed it, Jan! I love your analogies and they’re as creative as I’ve ever seen. You’re linked!

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Lori says:

You are far more creative then you realize my friend. Well done!

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Be says:

Leave it to you to take it LITERALLY! LMAO Very nice!

stoneskin says:

I just can’t help staring at thosr crayons, makes me want to walk out of work and draw!

You are such a creative commenter! Creativity comes in many forms. I’m still trying to discover mine. If it exists, that is!

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Di says:

Ohhh, so pretty!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

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You truly are the master of creative puns and insults. LOL Another trait I love about you.

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Tricia says:

Reason # 506 why I love Jan: She likes to do things her own way, and she can spin the heck out of anything to see the other side of it. Love this!

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And you were nervous about a creative writing project. This was the BEST! Once I figured it out. *sigh*

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SSG says:

lovely, very, VERY, creative!

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Pseudo says:

I think youare very creative and I love your writing voice. Makes me feel like I know you.

And thanks for the linky love. So Sweet.

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Camille says:

Ha! That’s too funny.

The sushi in your header makes me hungry every time I stop by!

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Ginger says:

It’s real purty, Jan, but, um, what the heck does it say?

Gingers last blog post..A Thousand Words Thursday

Shangrila says:

A)Your creative insult is worthy of it’s own creative writing post and

2)I laughed my a** off at the fancy quote-I’ve never been told to f*** off quite so creatively-lol!

Hysterical spin!

Shangrilas last blog post..Spin Cycle: There is No Write Way

thistle says:

Now…i wish i had thought of that. I jammed out *hangs head in shame*

In my defense, my creative forces have been a little ‘jammed’ also cos of the stupid melodrama i’ve been subjected to lately.

i knew i should have paid stoneskin to pen something for me…

thistles last blog post..More silliness and insignificance….

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