working you into a lather


– 11 May 2014 –

Happy Sunday morning!

For today, maybe a little game in opposition. It’s Mothers’ Day here in the U S of A, so here are some thoughts and ideas for your characters to disagree with.

  1. If your mother is dead, you shouldn’t celebrate.
  2. If your mother is alive, you shouldn’t celebrate.
  3. If you were raised by two dads, you should celebrate using this opening argument: “Mother” is a genderless noun.
  4. If you were raised by two moms, buy them really competitive gifts and see what happens.
  5. If both of your grandmothers are alive, buy them really competitive gifts and see what happens.
  6. If your assorted mom(s) and grandmother(s) are alive, you know the rest of this suggestion.
  7. If you axe-murdered your mother, should you still celebrate? should your siblings?
  8. Why should a husband buy his wife (mother of his children) Mothers’ Day gifts?
  9. Should Mothers’ Day gifts be ephemeral?
  10. We should all get down on our hands and knees and kiss our mothers’ feet for growing us in the first place.
  11. You get the idea…

Have fun. Oh, and – parenthetically – I always sent my mom flowers on my birthday with the note “Thanks for having me.” Got the idea from an ASM on the First National of Whorehouse (Jonathan someone?) and continued for something like 25 years, until her death.

And as long as I’m being metaphorically parenthetical, every day is Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ and Siblings, too, as long as I’m at it, and Extended Family Day and Dear Friends’ Day and Enemies Who Inadvertently Helped Shape Me Day. God bless us, one and all.

But that’s another play altogether.

Happy writing!

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