I Cackled Today

That’s right.  A real, bona fide, triumphant, sneaky cackle.  My mind was on the book.  I, however, was not in front of the laptop.  I was making pasta for lunch.  My mind was so on the book that I used a pan to boil the water.

You read that right.  A pan.

And the cackle came as I sprinkled the bow tie pasta into the water like powdered sugar on a cake.  “Muwahahaha!”

I’m sure I could have looked odder.  I’m sure I shall.  But for today, I’m done making pasta, so most likely it shall be while engaged in another pursuit.  (See how I don’t discount that said odder moment will come in fewer than 12 hours?)

*sigh*  A fun, condensed writing spurt.  Eleven pages.  Good times. 🙂


About sputnitsa

Born in the US, I grew up in Africa and the West Indies, and returned stateside in my teens. I've worked in international development, social justice and democracy work, and inclusivity training both domestically and overseas. I have served in Peace Corps, where I experienced my first Russian invasion, after which I volunteered with refugees and mentored youth. I vacation climbing minarets and mountains, as well as exploring theaters, museums and parks. Here in New York, I produce short films, direct short plays, and write.
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2 Responses to I Cackled Today

  1. Ann Victor says:

    Sawubona from a sunny (but chilly!) day in South Africa!

    Inspiration comes at the strangest times and in the strangest places…but, hey! whatever gets the Muse working. 🙂

    Hope the pasta still tasted good.

  2. sputnitsa says:


    Yes, the pasta was delicious, although my head was so zapped by the word count for the day that a few hours later I’d forgotten I’d eaten at all. I felt like a bit of a ditz staring at the dirty dishes in confusion. 🙂 Sad but true. 🙂

    Stay warm!

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