Thursday Thirteen: Craving


It’s Wednesday night. It’s been a busy week, with Alice Audrey stopping by (scroll down if you missed it) and my royalty-based donation to the Red Cross for Haiti (scroll down some more if you missed it). And it’s only Wednesday!

For some reason, tonight I’m craving…
1. Chocolate. Okay, that’s not new. In fact, that’s pretty much a constant.

2. A return to the summer night my friend Ryan and I sat on the hoods of our cars after a late-night hockey game and chatted for hours. I remember the way the damp, humid air felt on our ice-cooled skins. The thickness in my swollen knee (I had it cleaned out not even six months later). The feel of the smooth metal of my car under my thighs and palms. It was such a lush, erotic night.

3. A hot jacuzzi. A hot, PRIVATE jacuzzi. Score one for my old health club, where the jacuzzi was located in the locker rooms, thus making it relatively private. The Hoity-Toity Health Club? The jacuzzi’s in the pool area. Not so private.

4. Time with Trevor. Fiction (and Roadie Poet) has been absent from my site for a few weeks now. That’s gotta change.

5. More book sales. Of course. I can’t take over the world if no one’s reading my book!

6. The time to write this one outtake that’s been bugging me. It’s going to be one of those quiet, sensual types, like Rain. Or Hands.

7. Speaking of time and fiction, Deadly Metal Hatchet. If I’m not careful, Fozzy will let the Hatchet loose on ME.

8. I need to sigh heavily. ALL the fictional friends have been missing from this place. And I’ve got a ton of tabs open, waiting for Chelle to speak up.

9. Other things I’m craving… ice cream. The kind with a ton of butterfat and a full mouth feel. Preferably chocolate of some sort. Maybe with peanut butter. Maybe from Bruster’s. Or Dave and Andy’s. NOT from the grocery store.


Wha? Huh? I didn’t finish?

Okay. You can do it for me. I’m off to go write something.



  1. Thomma Lyn

    February 3, 2010 11:07 pm

    I’m craving:

    1. Raspberry sherbet.

    2. A nap. Well, heck. I ought to go to bed! 😉

    3. Coffee. Will not drink now (refer to #2).

    .-= Thomma Lyn´s last blog ..Bear (flash fiction) =-.

  2. Celticlibrarian

    February 3, 2010 11:31 pm

    Are you sure that you aren’t specifically craving ice cream in the snow?

    I’m craving:
    1) Sleep
    2) Peace & Quiet
    3) A smoothie

    Yes. I have a sore throat. How did you guess?

    For the record, I’m also craving time to write/read and some Roadie Poet goodness.

  3. Journeywoman

    February 4, 2010 12:35 am

    I’m craving a day with my high school friends without their spouses so we can see how far we have come and how much we’re still the same.
    .-= Journeywoman´s last blog ..Thirteen great bumper stickers =-.

  4. mitchypoo

    February 4, 2010 1:09 am

    Baskin Robins Chocolate with Peanut Butter is really the best. It has thick rings of peanut butter in it.

    My list will be up at midnight. Hope you can visit.
    .-= mitchypoo´s last blog ..Being Bodacious: Chapter 1 =-.

  5. Jaime

    February 4, 2010 1:21 am

    You have me craving more time with my characters.

    …and a chicken satay noodle box from The Noodle Box.
    .-= Jaime´s last blog ..The Australian Horror Writers Association: The Paul Haines Challenge =-.

  6. Alice Audrey

    February 4, 2010 1:39 am

    Ages ago I worked at night and walked the mile or two between home and work. One night I happened to glance into the window of a basement floor apartment. Inside was a beat up old kitchen table with an open food can in the middle and two winos facing one another. I stopped to watch, arrested by the expressions on their faces. These hard-bit, middle-aged men were so earnest. You could tell from the gestures and the muffled tones of voice and the way one would talk for a long time, then the other would talk for a long time that they were having a meaningful conversation. One of them glanced to the window, sending me scurrying away. The weird thing was how jealous of them I felt. I had more than a can of food available to me. To this day I’m not completely convinced it wasn’t dog food. Materially I was so much better off. But it had been several months since I had enjoyed that kind of conversation, and in that moment I longed for it more than anything.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..Teaser Tuesday – another from Practice Makes Perfect =-.

  7. Hazel

    February 4, 2010 2:05 am

    And sigh heavily that’s good for the heart. I’m craving — iberry’s mango cheese macadamia icecream and bonito moist chocolate cake.
    .-= Hazel´s last blog ..Chat snippets =-.

  8. jehara

    February 4, 2010 2:17 am

    I have been craving rice crispy treats a lot lately.
    .-= jehara´s last blog ..restaurants around the world =-.

  9. Shelley Munro

    February 4, 2010 4:40 am

    Sigh – I could do with some chocolate right now. I’ve almost forgotten what it looks like since I’m on a cut down. It sounds as if the business is contagious. I’ve been head-down too.

    Happy writing, Susan.
    .-= Shelley Munro´s last blog ..Fun on the Winter Snow =-.

  10. Anthony North

    February 4, 2010 5:21 am

    Some good cravings there. What do I crave? More time for writing.
    .-= Anthony North´s last blog ..CRIMINALITY =-.

  11. Grandma

    February 4, 2010 7:21 am

    Thanks for a list that provoked some thoughts about my own cravings. My biggest cravings are for the things that are out of reach: a heart undamaged by a virus, days without pain – I’d settle for even one, and the ability to balance myself without having to use two canes. If we’re talking about the attainable ones, chocolate and ice cream always make the top of the list.
    .-= Grandma´s last blog ..Translatable =-.

  12. Beyond You

    February 4, 2010 7:50 am

    Avocado shake, yogurt (because I ran out!), water melon, and watching sunset!

    I agree with jacuzzi, I also need one! 🙂
    .-= Beyond You´s last blog ..13 Health Benefits of Apples =-.

  13. Adelle Laudan

    February 4, 2010 8:24 am

    I have a kazillion and one ideas floating around in my head at the moment. I crave direction. Which way do I go?
    Happy T13!
    .-= Adelle Laudan´s last blog ..T13 =-.

  14. Brenda ND

    February 4, 2010 10:26 am

    I want some chocolate too. Maybe those Cadbury Creme Eggs. And let’s see for my last choice–more chocolate? Oh, no. I got it. Candy Hearts. Happy TT!
    .-= Brenda ND´s last blog ..A Sweet Treat and a Surprising “Best-Selling” Author =-.

  15. Pip Hunn

    February 4, 2010 7:13 pm

    You should also be craving:
    *Mr Darcy
    *A house on the MOON
    *Probably some more chocolate

  16. Wylie

    February 5, 2010 11:04 am

    You summed it up for me with chocolate 🙂

    But if really pressed, I could probably add
    *book contract
    *a long nap in a sunbeam, just like my cat
    .-= Wylie´s last blog ..It’s AMAZON! =-.

  17. Julia Smith

    February 5, 2010 3:46 pm

    I love #2 – what a cool moment to share with us.

    And Alice – definitely brought me right there peering in the basement window with you. Thank you.

    My own cravings? Hmm.

    1 – More Spartacus: Blood and Sand. I’ve been thinking about it all day.
    2 – The end of a work project so that I don’t have to dread making a presentation to the whole agency, as I will have given the talk and it will all be over.
    3 – A personal 1000-frames-per-second camera which will slow down my life so I can fit more writing time into it.
    .-= Julia Smith´s last blog ..My Third Blogiversary =-.

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