REMINDERS: The Week Three topic invites you to write one hundred words or less on Heart-Shaped Paper. Our workshops also remain open, awaiting your contribution: click here for 1 & 2, and here for 3 & 4.

 

Back when I was in charge of two Chatters a week, I failed to deliver on either of my two promises to stick to a theme. Now, as a one-Chatter woman who also happens to be incredibly manic at the best of times, I think I'm ready to re-embrace Manic Mondays as my true calling. It stands to reason anything written by me is inherently manic by nature. Welcome back to the most neurotic day of the week, Flames.

 

I'm writing this Chatter on what I consider to be a Sunday night, despite the fact that it is definitely two hours and fifteen minutes into Monday proper. I would have written it hours ago and gone to bed, but my job thinks President's Day is a good reason to stay home, so I stayed up about five extra hours watching Buzz Feed videos on YouTube. I never considered myself one of those people who gets absorbed by videos and wastes hours viewing one after the other, to no apparent goal. Buzz Feed, however, pulls me in like siren song. Between the different Buzz Feed channels (Blue, Red, Yellow, etc.), you get an eclectic mix of comedy, social commentary, and educational montage. On average, they're about three minutes long, so my short American attention span does not suffer. It also helps that I have a crush on a few of the women in the videos...

 

All in all tonight (among many other things), I've learned about foreign cuisine, watched men try drag for the first time, listened to women read hateful YouTube comments they received just for being a woman posting a video, and learned how to properly refrigerate certain odd food items. Compared to the mindless scrolling through celebrity selfies or stalking several different exes' Facebooks to find pictures of their new girlfriends and boyfriends, I think I've chosen the more enlightened road.

 

 

I know you enjoy the internet, so don't deny it! What part of the web is stickiest for you? Where do you find yourself getting most lost, drifting through content with that general attitude of "just one more"?

Bonjour mes amis, mes flammes!


Week two of the drabble extravaganza is far less extravagant, but that's okay, I'm guessing the PBJ challenge wasn't for everyone. Here's hoping our week three topic of "heart-shaped paper" re-ignites their imagination.
Let's jump into the week two reading.

This list is made up of submissions written for the drabble prompt - PBJ.

Title: Different
Author: [personal profile] ayumidah
Word Count: 100
Warnings: none

Title: When The Time Comes
Author: [personal profile] darlinleo
Word Count: 16
Warnings: none

Title: PBJ
Author: missflyer
Word Count: 9
Warnings: none

Title: PB&J
Author: RicoChey
Word Count: 100
Warnings: Trigger, dark material. I don't believe in spoilers, so I won't be specific. Sorry.

Title: Into the Great Maw
Author: urb-banal
Word Count: 100
Warnings: none

Title: PBJ
Author: bluegerl
Word Count: 100
Warnings: hurt?

Title: Pro Bono Justified.
Author: bluegerl
Word Count: 100
Warnings: none

Title: PB-Just for Fun.
Author: bluegerl
Word Count: 100
Rating silly. well. factual but JFF.

Title: Tradition
Author: cedarwolfsinger
Word Count: 100
Warnings: none

Title: Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do
Author: cedarwolfsinger
Word Count: 100
Warnings: none

Title: High Society
Author: cedarwolfsinger
Word Count: 100
Warnings: mild profanity (the F-word once)

The voting will not be open all week, so get your reading done early and cast your votes by 11:45pm on Thursday. There will be only one winning drabble, but we'll give you three votes to weigh in with the other readers.

Don't forget to drop a note to your fellow writers to let them know they are appreciated. If it's an off-site blog and you have trouble with commenting, feel free to share your comments here and we'll pass them along. In fact, I encourage you to share some public thoughts below with the community. Let's talk about what we read, together.

We love it when our Embers write, but we also need the community to come together and read what's being submitted. Even if you didn't have time to write this week, please take a few minutes to read and encourage your friends to read as well. Share our fire!

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