Today I offer a mock book cover inspired by the punctuation mark eschewed by my QWERTY keyboard:
Like peanut butter and chocolate, the ! and the ? make a delicious team in the in the right circumstances. (In the case of peanut butter and chocolate, the circumstances are always right.)
But today, the spotlight shines on the airinterrobang. I want to see more of this gesture in daily discourse. Who’s the first to raise their hand? The mock book cover also gives a nod to the cozy mystery genre, as well as my propensity to talk with my hands, not to mention my amusement anytime air quotes are deployed during a verbal conversation. How about air quote emojis–those are always fun. (Are you sensing air quotes anywhere moin the previous statement?)
Sidebar: I once used the term ‘air interrobang’ to a friend, and they replied, “What airline is that?” Because this is the first day of the A-to-Z Challenge, I created an additional procrastination to accompany that anecdote. You can find it on my fledgling Pinterest page. Ah heck, I’ll include the image, below, and save you a step.
So concludes my A-Day. I’m ashamed to admit how long it took to create this post. Not every A-to-Z will be a mock book cover but a few more are on the menu.
2018 marks the 9th annual A-to-Z Blog Challenge, and my 1st year of participation. Having deployed a freshly minted website, I was excited to learn of this April event. Talk about auspicious timing! The Challenge provides an excuse to tinker and, better yet, to meander around the internet community. Hence my website’s avatar, The Fool. (Provided for your convenience in this post.)
I connected with The Fool on first sight. The sun. The dog. The sack on a stick. Am I coming or going? Doesn’t matter. I’m carrying a modicum of supplies. Tools, or words, or perhaps Milk-Bones. (I’ve noticed the sack is lumpy.) My dog is game for the journey. He’s willing to follow me off a metaphoric cliff. Wherever we land, we’ll be together. And we’ll have a tan.
But, forget The Fool for now. This post is about my A-to-Z theme.
Several writing projects are demanding my time, which is often the case. I know it will be impossible to write and edit 26 coherent, useful, riveting blog posts within the space of a month. However, I like to doodle and tinker while reflecting on my works-in-progress. Take, as a sneak peek, this post’s featured image. It’s a mash-up of a canstock jpeg and a dog silhouette which I picasso’d in Photoshop. (I’m especially proud of the shadow.) My April posts will feature similar mash-ups. Officially, the theme is:
Mock book covers, doodles and assorted procrastinations.
Vaguely, a writing motif.
Coherent, useful, riveting? I can’t promise my A-to-Z content will boast any of those favorables. What I do promise is you’ll invest only a smidgen of time in the viewing and, by doing so, I’ll find your site, if I haven’t already.
May our hovercrafts rendezvous in the Blogiverse.