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2 September 2021

 Song mood: Yellow by Coldplay.

So I start out with wanting to do nothing. But feeling I have a lot of things to do. To write. So I sit and think about what I want to do and to write. Then I read the ‘I must not fear’ litany from Dune. My Dune shirt will arrive on Tuesday and I want to be prepare to make my video. I wrote tomorrows poem. It doesn’t quite go with the picture, but I’m okay with that.

Not sure what I’ll do this weekend, probably what I do every weekend and it’ll be another long holiday that I didn’t plan for. Though, the following weekend I will be in Fargo because of my mum’s birthday. I can foresee another trip to visit my mum on Christmas. That trip, I won’t be excited for, because I’m not a big fan of driving during winter.

Currently, I’m listening to Robert Aickman’s The Unsettled Dust. I knew what I was getting into before listening to it, but still, it’s a bit ambiguous. One of the stories was like, write a story about vampires without mentioning vampires. Next up: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. After that will be The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. Then for October, I will either listen to The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories or The Penguin Book of Witches.

I thought about the Monkey King. Journey to the West was a collection of stories about the Monkey King written thousands of years ago in China. I bought the books thinking they would be so cool, but then never read them. So I’m thinking about get an audio version of Journey. I was thinking of making videos telling tales of the Monkey King.

I know four movements to the 8 form Tai Chi. I’m hoping to know the other four by the end of next week.

For the last couple of nights, I have been writing three hundred words to my Inspector Trevor story. Last night, I looked up when the railways started using the recording: Mind the Gap. The recording started in 1969. I write the scene. Then I will go back to it to add stuff. This murder scene is taking longer to write than others.

For the October poems, I decided to not write the serial. I think what I will do is read a story from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Shwartz and then write a poem based on my impressions of the story.

So tomorrow, I will make it a goal to write 100 words in my Inspector Trevor story. Then read 10 pages of The Hand by Georges Simenon. Brainstorm for five to minutes on possible thrillers. Watch Shang-Chi and Ten Rings. The weekend could be a good time to get stories set up, who knows?


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