Yesterday evening, I made my way to pick up my husband after work when I found myself making a detour to the craft store. My struggle continues because of good old Pinterest for another day. Excited by new creepy and spooky ideas I hurried through the aisles because I had 20 minutes to fill my basket.
I needed sparkly pink clay for my brain minis, I looked at decorations and loaded my basket with some more goodies before they’re all gone. Accessories to my clay skulls weighed me down and I held my breath for the total. Let’s just say I’m feeling the inflation at the counter. I don’t want to raise my prices but they may have to go up.
My wallet survived as I made my way to my husband work and I thought through my dialogue. I find that it’s better to own up to my purchases instead of hiding them. I usually just get a shake of the head but at least I keep our finances open. We usually let each other know if we’ve made a purchase so that we don’t get frustrated if a surprise bill appears.
I watched as he walked toward me and climbed in. As I started the car again, I didn’t hold back. I just blurted out, “I just bought a bunch of coffins!” He didn’t bat an eye. In fact, he’s used to these kind of conversations and I started to laugh inside. How many wives say this to their husbands? Then, I proceeded to tell him that I also picked up pink clay to make more brains.
I laughed again because anyone outside of our conversation would probably think that’s the weirdest thing to overhear but this is what it’s like to live with an artist. Yes, I make brains and paint coffins for the fall. How many times have you heard conversations between friends that made you wonder about people’s sanity or had you laughing?
Think about someone who’s not a writer hearing about your fantasy world while you talk to your writing group? I don’t promote ease dropping but take a sentence or a phrase that you overhear from a group of strangers today and write for 5-10 minutes. Share or comment with your results.
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