Guest in Jest #9 Jessica Bakkers


A real treat! 2 of my favorite bloggers in one post! Linda at https://mainepaperpusher.wordpress.com/has a blog that features an amusing story by a guest Author.  They are always wonderful posts, so be sure to have a look around at her blog while you are visiting!  You also get the added treat of https://jessicabakkers.com/ her sense of humor is amazing and I know you will love this piece.  Please be sure to spend some time at her blog as well.  You won’t be disappointed!  🙂

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G’day, I’m Jess from Down Under and I decided to write this whole post in ‘Strayan (that’s Australian).

Youse blokes reckon we speak English down here but you’ve got the wrong end of the stick, mate. Down under we speak ‘Strayan. When the pommes and yanks come over for holidays they look at us like we’re batshit crazy when we open our mouths. Probably because they only understand one word in ten but also because we let rip with a few ‘bloody oaths’… and worse! See, swearing down under isn’t quite the nasty it is overseas. Two mates will often refer to one another affectionately as “Aw, you sick c**t”. And if we’re unsure of something, we quite happily proclaim “Buggered if I know!” Even when we’re trying to be polite, swearing just pops into the Aussie drawl… “I’m busy as a blue-arsed fly today.”

But, no worries mate, we…

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I Need a Fix


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When I get inspiration for something to write about, it is usually just a small “ping”.  It’s just a wisp of an idea.  The exception is my longer pieces, stories.  These I usually have at least the basic plot and flow of the story in mind before I start.

I had a real “ping” today.  http://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/ RonovanWrites has a wonderful blog that you should take a look at.  He did a poem yesterday inspired by a picture.  You can find it here.  http://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/truth-in-a-picture/

Not only is the poem beautiful and thought provoking, but today, Ronovan went into explanation as to how the poem “wrote itself”.   http://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/how-i-wrote-a-poem/

This train of thought is what gave me fuel today.  That “ping”.

When I sit down to write, most of the time I am completely swept away by the story or point I want to make.  I fall down The Rabbit Hole.  My journey is usually one that is unexpected.

I have heard other writers make the same type of reference.  I had no idea how true it was until recently.  What may start out as a humorous story may end up being a real tear-jerker.  I just never know where my keyboard will take me.

The world falls away and I am carried to that magical, mystical place that only few know.  When I am completely immersed in something, I don’t want to pull myself back into reality.   The feeling is exhilarating and powerful!  It’s something I have come to crave.

When I don’t get my fix; when my keyboard is on strike, I feel let down, disappointed somehow.

I am not as prolific a writer as many of the wonderful people I follow on WordPress.  I want to be, believe me.  I need my fix.

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