Picking Up The Threads Of A Story

The really hard thing about restarting an existing story after an extended hiatus, is that the magic of that moment is gone. Certainly, there is magic available for the piece in this moment, but not that original magic.

As I re-read my notes for a project I’d started before my cancer surgery, the words,What was I thinking? came to mind … in genuine consternation as to what I was trying to indicate with a handful of grammatically unrelated words, and also as a rhetorical question, accompanied by, *head-desk*.


In conclusion, and tangentially … I’ve been trying to get some pics of Madame Widdercat on my new smartphone. (as opposed to the ‘dumb’ one I had before) I’ve succumbed to the ‘i’ colonisation. Not the latest iteration, nor the previous one. (or even the one before that, probably)

We recently discovered that Apple has the best cellphone coverage out here on Widder-island. Our carrier had a sale on the i4’s, so we did a two-fer deal and upgraded to the 21st century.

… anyway, Widdercat pics … our 95 year old matriarch has the longest grayest fur imaginable, which of course, makes it almost impossible to capture any sort of detail on a cellphone camera – at least for me. This is the best I’ve got to date … I call it ‘Fluffy-Gloved Iron-Claw’ or, “Stop moving the Mouse.”


“A cat can maintain a position of curled up somnolence on your knee until you are nearly upright. To the last minute she hopes your conscience will get the better of you and you will settle down again”Pam Brown, poet

 My Mouse 001


9 comments on “Picking Up The Threads Of A Story

  1. Erin says:

    Hugs on the lost threads of story!

    Such an adorable Widder-cat! She looks like a fluffy kitten, to be honest.


  2. She looks wonderful for her age! The nicely groomed coat suggests she’s doing great.

    I was wondering if more Identical was going to appear soon. It can be impossibly hard to start again, but can still work out brilliantly. I’ll be checking my inbox (patiently of course).


  3. jannatwrites says:

    It is hard to get back into a story, but I’m glad you’re going to pick it back up. Your kitty is adorable. Nothing is more peaceful than a sleeping cat. Makes me want to cat nap, too 🙂


    • Widdershins says:

      But every so often, as the mouse cable tickled her fur, a hint of claw would appear, and a ‘dragon-eye’ would shimmer in my direction. Very nerve-wracking!


  4. londonmabel says:

    More pics! More pics!!


  5. […] we land precisely on the 27th of September 2013, wherein I bemoan my fate at losing the threads of a story I began the previous year which suffered […]


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