ten times fast

I pick up the pen — the mightier-than-sword pen — to skewer someone or something, and all I can think is what a silly word skewer is.

I mean, say it over and over a few times: Skewer. Skewer. Skewer. Skewer. 

I swear, by the 10th time you say it, you’ll be giggling.

This is a nutty world, and sometimes life turns you upside down. Just when you think it can’t get worse, life hauls you up and lays you lower.

And what you do then — listen very carefully now —

What you do then — you are paying attention, right?

When life knocks you down —

You just stand right back up, look life square in the face —

and skewer it.

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, Dejah and Summer, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of It's Going to Be All Right, Echoes of Freedom Past, Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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