Panic now and avoid the rush.

“Remember what the Dormouse said…”

I should probably apologize to LR for mentally casting him as the human in that “Pirates Are In This Year” flashback scene when I was trying to use it as a metaphor.  Not that the metaphor can be followed too closely.  For one thing, the real-life DD-analogue never issued an ultimatum, just strongly recommended clearing up a few facts — except when he said not to say anything at all.  Confusing as hell, let me tell you!  Still, imagine me not wearing a bandana… *shakes head*  Definitely a “panic now and avoid the rush” moment.

On the other hand, I think that now I can write the rest of the flashback scene, since it doesn’t have to serve double duty.  I may not have a use for the scene now — or for any other scene for any fiction, ever — but I’ll be able to write it.

About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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