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Friday, April 1, 2016

A IS FOR ... ELIZABETH SECKMAN?

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful, and out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”
 - Sigmund Freud

The hiss of the palm tree leaves above me was like the rasp of claws in desert sands. 

Meilori's had been quiet this evening: only three exsanguinations and one disappearance.


I sat at my table and muttered, "Twenty-six days. What am I going to write about?"



The ghost of Sigmund Freud sat down opposite me. 

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”



I felt in danger of a nosebleed but then the light slowly dawned. 

"Oh, you mean I had the freedom to accept or decline the A to Z Challenge, but now that I've accepted it, it is my responsibility to keep my word."



He toyed with the cigar he never smoked.  "Is that what I meant?"



The ghost of Mark Twain sat down beside me and chuckled,

"Don't mind the old Coke head.  He is constitutionally unable to give a straight answer."



Freud paid Twain all the attention which he felt the author was worthy ... which was none at all

as Freud said, "Why not write your posts using Free Association?"



He tapped his bearded chin with his cigar.  "What do you first think of when I say the letter A?"



"Elizabeth Seckman," I said.



Freud looked at Twain.  "You are a bad influence on the young man.  He is jesting with me."



"No, I'm not," I said.

"A made me think of April Fool's Day, and April 1st is the next stop on my "Don't You Hate Book Tours?" Book Tour -- which is Elizabeth Seckman's blog:
 http://eseckman.blogspot.com/






Freud sighed, "I can see this is going to be a very long alphabet."

NOTE:
 Stop over and find a free "SIX STRINGS: BLOGGING AtoZ CHALLENGE"  I think I might even be in it.  Here: http://www.jmhdigital.com/

36 comments:

  1. Very smart, Roland!
    When I read your title, I wondered what the letter A had to do with Liz...
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Thanks, for tweeting this, Michelle. That meant a lot. I am trying to be surprising this year. :-)

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    1. Thanks! I wanted each post to be a surprise to my friends who visit. :-)

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  3. Uhmmmm I get it, so thank you... I wanted to let you know, early issue and you know who is in it?

    Welcome in the letter "A"... thank you!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2016]

    Stop over and find a free "SIX STRINGS: BLOGGING AtoZ CHALLENGE" Here: http://www.jmhdigital.com/

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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    1. Thanks for interviewing me in SIX STRINGS!

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  4. You made it work.
    Elizabeth is also A woman not to be messed with.

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  5. Oh you had me going there! Excellent. Have fun, Roland!

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  6. That's a fun way to start A to Z challenge :D

    Visiting from A to Z Challenge
    Pam's Unconventional Alliance Team
    A Whimsical Medley
    Twinkle Eyed Traveller

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  7. Ha! Super snazzy post. I really enjoyed it. Very wise and witty.

    Julie Valerie - #1628

    Thesaurus Tyrannosaurus

    Next year - I'm going to choose a theme that's easier to spell.

    http://www.julievalerie.com/thesaurus-tyrannosaurus/

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    1. Wise? Usually I'm otherwise! :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Oh, I liked that! See you tomorrow methinks!

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    1. Susan, thanks. I hope you like tomorrow;s post even more. I'll return the visit. :-)

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  9. What did Freud know anyway? Listen to Elizabeth. She's quite sensible and she reared a passel of boys, so I think she has the handle on reality.

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  10. What did Freud know anyway? Listen to Elizabeth. She's quite sensible and she reared a passel of boys, so I think she has the handle on reality.

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  11. Why do I think Mark Twain would have really liked you? A lot!

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    1. That's nice of you to say. I know I would have liked his company!

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  12. Thanks for making me giggle at the end of a long day. Great post. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. May your weekend be lovely. I am working solo this weekend at the rare blood center. Whew!! Glad I could add a laugh at the end of your wearying day!

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  13. Stopping in on day 1 of the #Challenge. I can see you are already having fun.

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    1. Why put ourselves through this if we cannot have fun along the way, right?

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  14. Ha! You're diabolical.

    I take it you couldn't find an A for your anti-blog tour. :D

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    1. Diabolical is my middle name. I better not joke about that since my middle initial is D!

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  15. This was great. It reminded me of Pat Hatt who did his backwards and started with Z. Clever!

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    1. Two years ago, I did the A TO Z backwards, too. Great minds, right?

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  16. Yes, Freud was indeed a coke head, and Twain is the perfect foil for him. Well done, Roland!

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    1. Poor Freud. In Twain he has met a worthy opponent! :-)

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  17. I'm hooked. I even understood what I was reading. That doesn't come easily.
    But thank you for making this part of the challenge an interesting stop.

    NOTE: Enelinwen is my Blogger ID. I'm writing the challenge in Wordpress from Quantum Hermit @ https:/fimnorawestcaw.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks, Fim. I am glad you found my post interesting.

      Isn't it fun that both you and I are using Free Association for our challenge posts?

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