Friday, December 28, 2012

One Down...A Few to Go!

Children shielded
From blog stories about divorce and subsequent relationships

Upon hearing son’s great news,
I gushed, “I’ll post that on my blog.”

“What…” he said, “…you have a blog?!!!”
One demon exorcised.

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I wrote this for the Trifextra Week 48 Writing Challenge where we are to write about exorcising a demon.

This was a tough story to get across in 33 words.  Even though my three kids are adults, I did not want them to see these particular stories until I thought it was an appropriate time, which probably would have been never, except for my exuberant slip of the tongue. So, of course, they all wanted to read my blog and, with an appropriate setup, they seem to be ok with the stuff I’ve put out there.  At least, they are still speaking to me.  I even got a couple of compliments, though no comments on the touchy stories!

Oh! I should mention my son’s great news. His and his girlfriend’s short film, “All You Can Eat”, was accepted by the Slamdance Film Festival. I am very proud of him!

Your comments are appreciated.

46 comments:

  1. Ha! I love it. My kids know about my blog, because I cant keep a secret to save my life.

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    1. Thanks Bo. Yeah, other than the "touchy" stories, I am happy for them to read my stuff. Who knows, maybe my son will hire me to write a script! :)

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  2. hahaha! My son, as well as others, have shared that exact sentiment when I mention my blog. Fortunately, it's anonymous (unless he's looked at my computer)- but it's my spilling grounds.
    Anyways, this brought a much needed laugh!
    Love it <3

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    1. Thank you Jane. But, in my case, my kids wanted to read it, so after my warnings, I gave them the website address. I'm still cringing though!

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  3. This made me laugh because my family doesn't know about my blog. My husband and kids know because sometimes they are around when I'm writing. Last week, my son actually found it and I panicked. I contemplated deleting my blog. (He's only ten.) I have a post about how the 'Easter Bunny' almost forgot our house that I may need to delete now...

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    1. Thanks Janna. I'm glad you got a laugh of of this. It does seem funny in hindsight. I hope you never think of anything drastic like deleting your blog!!!

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  4. HI.
    well first, KUDOS to your son and his girlfriend..awesome stuff!

    my sons know I write..they know I sit at the computer and put their pictures on Facebook...they ask me now, "will you download it?"

    But my family knows, sees all the touchy stuff..or mommy stuff or depression stuff , sometimes I'm glad of that. That my husband and mom , sister, best friends know me enough to know that even the fiction might not to be all fiction and reach out.

    writing gives me so much freedom to just let go of the stuff that haunts me...and even if that might hurt someone to read it, it's my life..and therefore worthy of the words.

    so glad everyone is still speaking to you...I mean why wouldn't they?

    :)

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    1. Thank you Kir. You are so right. Writing lets us express feelings and thoughts that otherwise would remain bottled up forever.

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  5. Aww, I had left a comment last night through my phone... I guess it didn't go through.

    Haha this made me laugh! I like the last line. The short line really put some impact into that ending.

    I decided yesterday to start sharing my blog... I figured it'll be nice to have my friends and family read my "stuff" and give me feedback. I'm still a little nervous about it because most of them have never seen any of my writing... I'm always worried that it might "weird" them out. haha I guess we'll see how it all pans out!

    Thanks for the share! I enjoyed it!

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    1. Thanks Kim. I'm glad you liked the last line. I thought of it first then I wrote the rest of the story. I'm glad you're sharing your blog. I wasn't happy hiding my mine, hence one of my demons was exorcised.

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  6. Congrats on your son's success! And I'm glad your "coming out" as a blogger was met with the same success! (:

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    1. Thanks on both counts Draug. He and his girlfriend are very talented. Of course, what else am I going to say? Lol!

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  7. LOL! And you have just described every son in America!! HA!

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    1. Thanks Linda.. I think he actually likes some of my stuff. :)

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  8. So cute!loved the last two lines immensely!:-)

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    1. Thank you for loving the last lines. I loved them too! ;)

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  9. you have a blog? :) ahhhhh, well done.


    And - congrats to son and his gf!

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    1. Yeah, yeah, can you believe it? We're going to ruin everything! And thanks for the congrats. It's really a great movie.

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  10. Yay to you for coming out and Yay to your son and his gf for their acceptance. Good job!

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    1. Thank you Jeanna. I've missed your posts and comments.

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  11. What a slip of the tongue! But I'm glad it all ended nicely. Congrats on your son's success! You must be so proud!

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    1. Yes. I am very proud of both of them. Thanks Sandra.

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  12. My kids know about my blog because it takes up so much of my time. They refer to Trifecta as "Trifecta," which is mind-boggling to me. Congrats to your son and his girlfriend!

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  13. Oops!

    When my kids were younger, I'd post items about them, then I starting asking permission. Now, they are both off the grid.

    Congrats and good luck to your son and his girlfriend.

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  14. I'm smiling because I'm happy they are embracing this part of you. You are a good writer and, except for the "touchy ones", they get to have fun with your writing too. So cool about the kids' short film!

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    1. Thanks Gina. I'm not sure they've "embraced" my blog. I just haven't gotten any flak so far. Yeah, I'm excited about the film festival. ;)

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  15. I know what you mean. Although my kids are younger ... 13 and 10 ... they know ODNT is out there. And I've even let them read a few entries about them. But I'm definitely inhibited by the fact that my friends ... my family ... my MOM reads regularly. Nice answer to the prompt.

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    1. Yeah, it's strange, My youngest daughter, after reading a recent post about her, told me "...it was weird reading about myself, but your story was well written." So i think everything is cool, so far :) Thanks for your comments Michele.

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  16. “What…” he said, “…you have a blog?!!!”
    One demon exorcised.

    That was simply awesome. What a witty little story. Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Thank you so much for those kind words.

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  17. Great story, and one of the few happy exorcisms I've read about this weekend! Well done!

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    1. I'm glad to have reported a happy one! Thank you Christine.

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  18. darn you, you blog!!! Looks like a lot of creative blood flows in your fam. :)

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  19. lol made me laugh cause I've gotten a simular response when ever my kids realize I have any interest out side of them. Made me smile!

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    1. Yeah. That's a universal reaction. I imagine it knows no cultural boundaries. :) Thanks Cookie.

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  20. I love the irony. Made me chuckle.

    Happy new year.
    (RogRites)

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  21. I can identify....I don't point my family to my blog, and usually when they read it they think it too dark. So I try to be more whimsical, on occasion.
    Well done.
    BCIJo aka Joanne Edith

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    1. I don't expect they will read regularly. But I've mentioned a few posts I think they would enjoy. Thanks Joanne.

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  22. Kudos to you for your first place win! I love it. I have been making my family uncomfortable from the start with my blog. I don't have any kids - just sisters, cousins, nieces & nephews, etc. I've gotten compliments but also things like - I don't remember it like that. That's my favorite. Memories are malleable. Congrats to your son & his girlfriend on the film! Very cool!

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