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15 Minutes
Published on Saturday, February 9, 2013 by

Day Nine of the WWFC Blog Writing Challenge.  The subject?  “15 Minutes.”

What can you do in 15 minutes?

You can finish the bear claw your mother gave you as a special pre-Lenten treat.  Then stare at your laptop while you contemplate 15 minutes.

You can glance at the TV, which is currently playing Gray’s Anatomy on demand.  And shake your head at the absurdity of the subject this week.

While you think about a subject for “15 minutes,” in fifteen minutes, you can absently mindedly pet your dog.  Who seems to be inching closer and closer to the computer on your lap.

And finally, after 15 minutes of thinking about what to write about for “15 minutes,” your writing space has morphed.  Your pajama top is covered in dog hair.  And there is a warm dog in your lap.

Do you think Tolkien started like this?

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  • Now that’s just weird. Your dog’s acting like a cat!

  • Ron

    HA! Katherine, I LOVE IT!!!!!!

    Reminds me of when I had two cats and they would leave their hair all over my clothes. And of course, it was always when I was wearing BLACK.


  • Cadeaux

    Absolutely not. Tolkien, when bored, would bake cookies. At first he called them Tolkien cookies…but then he came up with the little elves and the Hobbits in the Shire…and he called them Tol House cookies…Keebler stole the elf part and the little house in the hollow tree…and Nestle ended up naming them Toll House cookies. This pissed off Tolkien immensely – but not as much as that whole “Who Shot J.R.R..?” thing later on. Of course, they removed one “R” and the rest was television history – but Tolkien never found it funny.
    Let me know later if you want to hear the rest of the 15 things that pissed off J.R.R. Tolkien…because I know them well. 😉

  • Oh, you dog loves you!!! I think nonamedufus is right. That is very cat-like behavior. Of course, with cats, they only get up on you when they know you are busy.

  • I think, deep down, all dogs want to be cats. 😉

  • Barb

    I have two “lap puppies” too… Mine are each about 75 lbs. 🙂

  • Hey Katherine! Nope, Tolkien had a mess of Persian cats who stole his desk and bed. On real bad days, he wrote on the floor. In crayon. True story, Indigo x

  • MikeWJ

    That’s a nice pajama top. Or was. Now I guess it’s just a hair shirt. Which, now that I think of it, is the perfect gift for Lent. You’ll make an excellent penitent.

  • Naw, I’m pretty sure Tolkein wasn’t a Grey’s Anatomy fan. Now Lost, on the other hand… 🙂

  • Well that’s just adorable, now I want to go to my mom’s place and hug her Saint Bernard.

  • Mel

    Hemingway wrote standing up. I *thought* it was due to physical problems….now I’m not so sure it wasn’t cuz he had puppies!

  • Jay of The Depp Effect

    Hahahaha! I have no idea how Tolkien wrote, but I know that all writers have their own peculiar style and own particular habits and methods. I’m told Stephen King can’t write a thing unless there’s heavy rock music blaring out!

  • KZ

    My writing space morphs all the time because of my cats. One of them is bound to jump up on my desk and attempt to nap between my keyboard and my monitor. There’s also copious amounts of hair. I guess the only difference is, I can lift my cats away with one hand. I don’t think that’s quite as feasible with that big dog of yours.

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