some things never change

Today's word of the day?


  • noun (in Jewish legend) a clay figure brought to life by magic.
  • an automaton or robot.

— origin late 19th cent.: from Yiddish goylem, from Hebrew golem ‘shapeless mass’.

This is my novel's way of sneaking up on me. It wants revising, it wants out the door — and if I won't let it out except in clean, fresh clothes and unfractured bones, then it wants the cleaning and refreshing and the knitting of bones now.

I will be strong. I will not revise. I will write this new short story what has a title! and a plot! and setting! but has no words. Because right now, only short stories need apply for brainspace.

(Why, yes, I am loopy — what gave it away?)

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