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Basketball, Lottery and Poetry

Well, I had wanted Kansas to win the basketball tournament, but Kentucky was just too good. It was a fun game, but not as good as the semi-final games which seemed much harder fought, and certainly had been right down to the buzzer. It was still fun to watch, though, while fighting with my poetry.

The LOTRO Community assignment for this month is the 'Beauty of Arda' and should be poetry. I wrote three poems yesterday, and although things are starting to get there, it's much more of a fight than I usually have. I have written poems since I was a kid, and I'm comfortable with metered rhyme. But this time I'm trying free verse, and my theme just isn't allowing me to really peer into the 'beauty' part of Arda. So it comes down to a question - do I go with my muse? or do I go with the theme? So far my muse is winning. It's a good thing this isn't due for a while.

So one of the MegaMillions winners is in Maryland, supposedly this single mother of seven who works at McDonald's. So far so good...but...her fellow workers are claiming that the ticket was part of the store pool, not just hers, and now she can't seem to find the ticket. Hmmmm. What a bunch of bullcrap. I tell you one thing. If I have the winning ticket for a jackpot like this, I lock that ticket up quickly! Duh! I don't think she has it at all, but if she does, she'd better split that money with her co-workers. Shame on her!
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It was entirely my pleasure! You did a good job on that one (I meant to say so at the time, but am far too distractable at the moment). A few thousand words? ouch!
Oh thanks so much! I loved working on the Maglor in History card, but the historian in me wouldn't let the prompts go without serious research into each period of history, so they were very labor intensive also. Your help on Caesar was invaluable.

The shorter Rome Falls story that I posted yesterday night was the result of writing and throwing out five different and longer versions. Sometimes the muse has no heart :-)

And I loved that the refugees saw your long pipe as a bazooka. I have the most unusual and wonderful friends through LJ :-) Enjoy your holiday.

- Erulisse (one L)
The muse never has any heart - kill your darlings, after all... But a short, pointed piece can be more effective than any amount of words, and I think that one was effective. Again - congratulations on your BtME output! It really has been inspiring to watch.
Yes, I kill my darlings often and in great abundance. But it is necessary. The floor of time behind me is littered with the detritus of lost words and phrases that now have no home.

- Erulisse (one L)