Yesterday my friend Robo-Flaime came up with a new word to describe my Diet Coke habit. Chain-Cokeing.
Chain-Cokeing [cheyn-kohking], verb, – To drink Coke continuously, as by cracking the next bottle in anticipation of completing the first. (Related forms – Chain-Coker.)
Other interesting phrases from our conversation:
- Well, The Plague was pretty bad. (Yes, as in The Black Plague.)
- I’m a black moth.
- I only like the fancy pigeons.
- We can, but it’s not productive.
- I like the ones with feathers on their feet.
Thanks for the break from life Robo-Flaime.
I’ve been thinking about faith a lot lately. I’ve been reading Speaker for the Dead, and considering how I could add more faith into my writing. Not because I’m a deeply religious person but because I see how deeply faith effects and motivates people. But what is faith? I know that despite the absence of formal religion in my life I have a deep sense of faith. Maybe not in the traditional way, but I believe things deeply and I think that counts.
So, for today’s exercise join me in considering faith. Do a mind map for the word and see what it means to you then spend thirty minutes defining faith. Your work could be a short essay, a letter explaining your view of faith to a child or even a short story about someone finding faith in something (themselves, a religion, another person, whatever). Happy writing.