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. After a decade in international development, democracy work, and inclusivity training for domestic NGOs, I joined Peace Corps, and after a year, experienced my first Russian invasion. I followed that up by volunteering with refugees and youth, and after some vacation time climbing minarets and mountains, I returned to New York City, where today I work on social justice with college students, produce short films, 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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