A thousand words a minute.
5a.m. flight to Bangor, Maine.
More words than anticipated: 1,259.4
Winner: by default. Her competition--asthmatic.
The breathless could have won, gasping out, inhaler! Good last word. The other woman chattered, the winded collapsed. I laughed--sick, twisted laughter.
Last week: World’s longest conga line--New York City. CEO announces 20% salary increase, complete outbreak of idiocy.
Count: (people, dogs, canaries) 2,450.
Report doesn’t mention it. Death warrants disqualification.
Tomorrow: Hotdogs--Weingarten, Germany.
Hot Dogs to be digested: 110.
I’ll be there.
I’m the senior Counter—part of the absurdity; an out-numbered oddball.
Cicily Janus is a writer in Colorado Springs, CO. Her writing has appeared in many online and print journals. For a complete listing of her projects, both writing and otherwise, you may visit her website at: www. cicilyjanus. net Cicily is also hosting a writers retreat in Vail, Colorado this fall with award winning authors and editors. Visit the retreat website at: http://www.freewebs.com/literaryretreat4couples
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