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Just Jot It January 9th – Title #SoCS


To cheat or not to cheat? (I’d say, “that is the question,” but I’ve already gone the Shakespeare route this week, so I won’t. But it’s stuck in your head now, isn’t it? Ah ha!)

I was going to write about how hard it would be for me not to cheat on this prompt, since I have no idea what movie title popped into my head when I decided to make that the prompt. I was doomed to fail from the start. I missed out on the element of surprise because it’s hard to surprise yourself. BOO! Nope. Didn’t work. See? Try it at home. It’s safe.

Where was I going with this? Oh yeah. An earworm. Have any of you ended up with one due to this prompt? Because an earworm doesn’t have to just be a song played over and over in your head after hearing it once. It can be a line. A line that becomes a mantra. And then you get stuck on it and it’s like there’s a broken record playing in your head. You hear the line and then the little “blp” that means the needle has jumped the grove and then there’s that line again. I really love vinyl (I know I’ve mentioned it before – I even wrote a post on it) but it can be very fragile and can become unreliable. Not that CDs can’t. I remember being told when CDs first came out that even if you broke them, they’d still play. What a load of crap. My son ran a CD over with his lion (it was a little four-wheeler toddler scooter type thing that he sat on) and it completely destroyed my disc.

Where were we? Oh yeah. The Lion King. “It’s the circle of liiiife…”

You’re welcome.


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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

46 thoughts on “Just Jot It January 9th – Title #SoCS

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  3. I’ve combined title and sane, skipping SoCS, and written a story, with Joni Mitchell music at the end.

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  6. I have enough craziness going on in my head. I look for earworms to block out the ones I already have going through my head… Probably jiust as well we never had kids; if I caught the “Baby Beluga” earworm, they’d have hadd to have institutionalized me…


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  14. I love how you brought this full circle. Wish I had your humor!

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  24. I love the ‘Circle of Life’ song. ๐Ÿ™‚


  25. It’s funny about the “cheating” thing. Other than the usual Wednesday and Saturday series, I’ve been doing my own jotting and not using the prompts. Even though I know that is totally legit for JusJoJan, so many people are writing from the prompts every day that I feel like I’m cheating.


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  28. Title ยป earworm ยป “It’s safe” ยป movie quote ยป “Is it safe? Is it safe?”

    You see how my mind works?
    Tangent is my middle name.


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  30. Oh! Linda you are so clever. That was an entertaining post… I always seem to take the prompts so literally! Well done!


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