Chapters

Daily writing prompt
What’s your favorite time of day?

Once upon a time, I’d hit the sack around when most people left home for work. I wasn’t a night shifter the way ordinary people were. I was a performer and rarely got home before sunrise. Sets would end, and I might head to an after-hours party to listen to jazz or another folksinger play. It was part of a daily sojourn through a lifestyle most people will never understand. Come to think of it, I’m somewhat fuzzy on the details, too; that was a long, weary time ago.

Eventually, I decided that accepting trinkets exchangeable for more food and housing was a better life plan than spending all my time in coffeehouses and clubs. So an adjusted AM time, around seven, is my favorite time to arise, have coffee, cogitate my verititabilities, plan the day, and scribble a post.


My nineteen-year-old self would view me as some grey-haired ancestor, a fate to be avoided, a terminally dull creature, not hip, while I look back on a life full of chapters and see him: a rough but promising beginning.

9 Replies to “Chapters”

  1. Let’s see if this works!

    I’m like yourself, in my younger days, I would get finished from behind the bar around 1AM and then sit with the guys until 3-4AM then after just a couple hours of sleep, I’d somehow manage to get through another day.
    Now a more placid life and an attempted healthy sleep cycle when insomnia allows is the better choice.
    Good post, Lou.

    1. So nive to hear from you! Today is day two of your virtual book tour if I remember correctly from your post. I hope you garner a lot of attention – you certainly deserve it!

      1. Thanks for the WordPress Reader Tip, Lou. I can come and chat more often now!
        Day two of the tour indeed, seems to be going well for now. I have another Excerpt post tomorrow and we’ll be on an other exciting blog too.
        Have a great evening!

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