Dazzling Tales of Broken Truths Vol. I

In middle-age
I decided
to get myself
a narrator
and take up
the life
of a protagonist.

Critics found
themselves having
a few problems
with this approach:

a) In the book, the narrator early describes the protagonist, Mr. X, as “…the only man in his class in school who is unlikely to wield a pitchfork.” But then, later on in the story, Mr. X is described as “…the only man in the county who could run the family dairy, manage the town’s small hotel, maintain several properties, is the seventh son of a seventh son, and spends his time on learning books as a hobby.”

In other words,
they found
the narrator
unreliable.

They went on
at some length
with their critique:

b) In the book, the protagonist, Mr. X, describes himself as “…the most intelligent man in the world, with three degrees in mathematics from a four-year university.” But the narrator, who is Mr. X’s roommate, reports, “There are two things I can’t write about in this story…my name and the names of the people I worked with and their jobs.”

Mr. X (punctuation marks removed, emphasis on “him”) says one of his supervisors writes in an annual review:

“This guy is a fucking genius! He’s got two degrees, he’s got a doctorate, and you’ll never see him in a story book. Give him all the raises!”

c) In the book, Mr. X, says “I’ll work for anybody you want”. The narrator describes Mr. X as someone:

“…who loves work. He’d rather sit in his office, alone, and wait for the sun to come up and his job to end than spend time for any reason with any woman or child he co-created.”

The critics
seemed unsatisfied
with my fictions
and the fictions
of those
around me:

d) In the book, the protagonist, Mr. X, talks to Ms. M, his co-worker. “I’m always a good liar, especially when I tell the truth, and no matter what happens, I always get away with whatever needs gotten.” The narrator describes Ms. M. as “…a woman who is constantly telling lies, and never even tries to avoid them.”

e) In the book, Mr. X, says “I never get tired of lying about anything. I can just sit down and lie about anything. It’s something I’m born for. It’s my work.” Later, in the book, even the narrator says “I can’t talk without lying, because everyone knows I lie. It’s my work.”

f) In the book, toward the end, we are led to believe that the narrator is Mr. X, the protagonist. This is perhaps the most distasteful sequence of the entire story.

Dazzling Tales of Broken Truths Vol. I

Six Months in the Studio (aka Six Months of Sonnets…About Your Mom) | CHARLOTTE STREET FOUNDATION STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Time continues to pass so quickly I still get butterflies in my belly. Best not to dwell on it. Best to listen to Hank Williams while watching the sun rise over Kansas City. But, damn it, we’…

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Writers in a Room Not Writing – Interpreted by Jason Preu – Part the Third – Edda-fied Upon a Mountaintop

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I’ve always depended on the kindness of bloggers

Have got a few shout-outs of late by folks enjoying the silliness here at DB so want to do a super-post thanking these writers, answering their questions, and giving some shout-outs to some bloggers I verily dig upon.

So, first off, some thanks to the following for being readers and taking time out of your day to mention so on your sites:

http://imbonny.com/2015/02/24/very_inspiring_blogger_award/

https://arttherapygirl.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/yay-somebody-thinks-im-swell-the-real-neat-blog-award/

http://www.loveyourselfagain.com/projects/creative-writing/love-in-ten-sentences/

https://sapphiellie.wordpress.com/2015/04/10/past-poetry-horizon-real-neat-blog-award-nomination/

Now to answer your questions:

7 facts about jdoublep (for imbonny.com):
1) jdoublep has bones
2) jdoublep worships avocados
3) jdoublep is a cyborg (fact!)
4) jdoublep is you and you are jdoublep (another fact!)
5) jdoublep never fact-checks himself
6) jdoublep saw Bigfoot when he was 5
7) jdoublep sings a mean lounge version of ‘The Humpty Dance’

Random 7 questions (arttherapygirl.wordpress.com):
1) Besides blogging, what do you do in your ‘spare’ time?
I have a 7 and and 8-year-old at home. Any spare time I have is devoted to them and my bad-ass wife.

2) When life throws you lemons and you couldn’t give two hoots about trying to make lemonade, what do you do?
I throw those fucking lemons at a squirrel and tell that squirrel, “Suck on those fucking lemons, squirrel!”

3) What is your favorite genre/ style of music and why?
Old-school rap. Because old-school rappers know how to rap. I also love Prince and hope to be him when I grow up.

4) If you had to choose a famous painting that would best depict your life or your personality, which would it be?
“L.H.O.O.Q.” — Marcel Duchamp

5) If you had to choose financial security or true love, which would it be and why?
Probably security. Cause there ain’t no romance without finance, beeeeleiiiiive you me.

6)If soul mates exist, can a person have more than one soul mate?
We’re all the same soul. I’m a mate to everything.

7) Which came first; the chicken or the egg?
Purple.

Love in 10 sentences (www.loveyourselfagain.com):
Love is a corrupt senator.
I love you all.
Dogs love sniffing bootyholes.
All I love you.
Love is gonna get’cha.
Love I you all.
Money Your Love rocked.
I all you love.
Mad love for toilets.
You I all love.

7 more answers (sapphiellie.wordpress.com):
1) Where do most visits to your blog come from?
Any country needing information on Chunky A’s whereabouts.

2) What is your favourite sport?
Mountain biking. Extreme poetics.

3) What has been a special moment for you in 2014?
Every breath is universe unto itself. Our entire existence is nothing but an infinite series of special moments. It is very easy to forget this.

4) What is your favourite quote?
“I met a gypsy and she hipped me to some life game
To stimulate then activate the left and right brain
Said baby boy you only funky as your last cut
You focus on the past your ass’ll be a has what.” – Andre 3000

5) What was your favourite class when still at school?
All but math.

6) Anything you wished to have learned earlier?
Fear is the mindkiller.

7) What musical instrument have you tried to play?
Piano, guitar, drums, drum machine, synths, vibes, harmonica, pots, pans, trumpet. I suck at them all. Though I did have some luck a few years back with a synth app: https://soundcloud.com/isyouisorisyouaint

Now, shout-outs to other blogs I think you’ll dig on:

http://frogbulls.com/
https://lauragabriellefeasey.wordpress.com/
http://poetryinanemptycokecan.com/
https://sonyca.wordpress.com
https://metalflowermaker.wordpress.com
http://sarahgoodreau.com/
https://lornasmithers.wordpress.com
https://dustinbrookshire.wordpress.com

Go read their stuff. Thanks for reading my stuff. Thanks for stuffing my reads.

I’ve always depended on the kindness of bloggers