Challenge: Use the first line of your favorite book and make it the first line of your post.
Disclaimer: “I sit writing this in the kitchen sink.” is not the first line from my favorite book. I’ve never read I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, which is the book this first line is from. But I certainly will now, because it’s such a great line. In fact, I like it so much I’ve made it my tagline. The first line from my favorite book is, “Mrs. Dalloway said she would get the flowers herself.” Now I love Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, but wouldn’t you rather write (and read) about sitting in the sink writing, rather than getting flowers? I would. So I really should start writing about writing sitting in the sink, rather than writing about writing about sitting in the sink writing. Hmmm…probably not the best, as disclaimers go.
I sit writing this in the kitchen sink. Why am I in the kitchen sink? Well, there are any number of conditions under which that might be a reasonable place to write. I can come up with five:
- There are scorpions on the kitchen floor.
- I have burned my bottom and am soaking it in cool water.
- The house is flooded and I am using my time productively as I wait for the water to recede.
- I’ve been drinking. A lot.
- I lost a bet.
So what other reasons would there be to, “Sit writing this in the kitchen sink”?
Now I could go on and do funny, sarcastic, heart-breaking or deathly serious little bits on each of these five reasons for sitting writing in the kitchen sink, but honestly I think you get the gist, and you’ve probably had enough of this by now anyway, right? I thought so. So I’ll close here. You’re welcome.