Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Yeah Write Garbleblaster: Scorched Earth

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“If I actually did do it, we’d still be in this carbon-copy place. Interesting. I could have, but I didn’t. If it comes down to believing a slut over me, only scorched earth remains here. And that sucks. Because I loved you.”



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27 comments:

  1. Haha - I just read the man's version on someone else's piece. Quite a tit for tat.
    Well done!

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    1. I subscribe to the "two sides to every story" premise. Thanks, Katy!

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  2. 'carbon copy place'...wonderful expression, Gina. !

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  3. LOVE the 'your loss' tag as that's exactly how i felt after reading this :)

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    1. After a heart break or two, it sometimes helps to remember whose loss it really is. THEIRS!!!!

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  4. Carbon copy place is so descriptive..it brings the argument to an 'in your face place.

    Walking away was never so easy.

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    1. I've never done well with a passive(-aggressive) approach to leaving. It's always been either extremely easy or very difficult. As you say, this character gets on with her life quite well.

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  5. So many of us went in this direction! The scorched earth image is so fitting. And your tags made me laugh. So happy to have you back at yeah write!

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    1. Well, the question lent itself to intense drama!!! I love high drama (just not in "real" life)! That's two weeks in a row you've liked my tags, Stacie! I will keep them coming then! I'm happy to be back in the smallest of ways. Still adjusting to a new way of life and, boy, is it simple and fun leaving me little discretionary writing time!

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  6. Ooooh, scorch that earth, Gina!

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    1. Scorched earth means serious business!

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  7. Yours was the first I picked out of the grid to read and I was not disappointed. Amazing way to bring a probably long story to a very pointed crossroad. Loved it!

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    1. Thank you so much, mamamickterry, especially for not being disappointed! I'm sure it is a long story. Most relationships are, right?

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  8. Great images, Gina, and I like the heat in the narrator's voice.

    One small thing, because I would be a bad editor not to point it out: as much as I love the word garglebuster - it totally cracks me up - it's actually a gargleBLASTER. :)

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    1. Thanks, Christine!

      My fingers rarely listen to what they are told! I knew it was a "Garbleblaster"! Fixed!

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  9. "only scorched earth remains..." That pretty much sums it up! It's good to be able to recognize that though it's hard, too.

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    1. You get to a point where enough is enough and then (for me), there is no turning back!

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  10. This feels like it was taken out of a transcript from divorce court or something. It's very genuine in its tone. Nice work! From a fellow Chicagoan!

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    1. I don't know anything about divorce court, but I "get" what you mean. Although, I have two friends actively in the process and it's some bitter stuff, for sure. YIKES! Chicagoans unite!

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  11. You always have such clever writing!

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    1. And you always leave such awesome comments. Thank you for making my day, Jen!

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  12. Your tag Garblebuster made me smile. Don't know if that was intentional or not, but it sounds like a good name for a drink. If you had a few Garblebusters scorched earth might be all that was left in your wake.

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  13. Scorched earth is the perfect description. I can feel the tension and edge in the words.

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  14. Scorched earth. Passion can have that out come. Sometimes I wonder if love was ever a part of it.? Great writing Gina.

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