The Fat Fly

My mouth was watering after I returned from a quick walk, I could smell my warm breakfast sandwich through the wrapper. I carefully unfolded the crinkling paper, my mouth opened and to my horror a big black fly flew out. My fingers dropped the hot potatoed sandwich in horror. Aren’t watching monsters on “Stranger Things” enough. Immediately, my mouth snapped shut for fear of the fat winged creature. You know what they do when they land.

My mind went yuck and I couldn’t bring myself to finish the sweet pancake goodness with layers of egg. I’m sorry but I don’t eat fly sh- -. I guess my Sunday tradition with my husband to get our McDonalds will have to wait another week. At least the fly saved me a few calories but it left me hungry.

The whole point of our Sunday tradition is to have someone’s hot kitchen make our first meal of the day. I forced myself to wait, and snack. The whole point of this beginning is to tell you, “Don’t let a fat fly ruin your day!” Or “Don’t eat fly sh—!”

I added in this post because I wanted to share a snapshot of my journaling. I blog about life’s moments and this is one of them. Fat flys and fat purple figs have a ring to them. Maybe this will turn itself in an illustrated book. I can see myself getting carried away with different title ideas that go too far. If only my pen was as fast as my imagination, I think I would own Amazon.

Just tell yourself, one more day. Write it out, and keep journaling for your next book. Until tomorrow!

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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