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Cats' Corners: the little HOUSE in the woods....
Where House is NEVER safe...
Drabble 
25th-Feb-2007 02:41 pm
longtripalone
Okay, so it's like this.  blackmare_9thinks I haven't been writing enough.  So she force-fed me a song title, I Won't Back Down, by Tom Petty.  Never heard the song, don't care for Tom Petty.  She told me to quit making excuses and write the drabble.  So I did.  Then, she wanted me to correct a confusing line.  So I did.  Now, she wants me to actually post the damned thing!  Demanding, isn't she?  ;)

I Won’t Back Down

  

House tosses the GameBoy to the coffee table, biting back an exasperated noise.  If he’d been able, earlier, to toss his piano out the window, he’d have done that, too.  Silencing the TV had been easy and satisfying; remote controls are aerodynamically sound, fly easily across the room.

 

He considers, and discards, a hot shower, his favorite call girl, a drive through the country.  His eyes return, unwillingly, to the glass vial in his hand, that clear liquid magnet.  "No!" he whispers fiercely to its contents.  "Not today."

 

He sighs, puts down the vial, picks up a deck of cards.

 
And on to the  second drabble...
Thoughts 
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25th-Feb-2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
thank you; glad you like it. and yeah, maybe a bit of 'forceful suggestion' isn't such a bad thing for me right now....
25th-Feb-2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
What can I say? I'm a rather pushy Mare. It's a common trait in the equine species.

And I like reading the stuff you write, so it helps if you, well, actually write stuff. You surprised me with this one, took the title in a direction I didn't expect. The song's on your House music disc, btw, but I think it will surprise you, too. Very different than the Petty you normally hear on the radio.
25th-Feb-2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
except I don't hear Petty--on the radio, or anywhere else! ;)
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25th-Feb-2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
i'll second that! in my opinion, we house fans would be quite happy if mare would give up painting, tie herself to her keyboard, and keep us supplied with quality fic! however, her paintings are as phenomenal as her writing, so i s'pose i'm being selfish!
25th-Feb-2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
Also: Pot, meet Kettle. You, I seem to recall, were threatening me with bodily harm unless I posted Surrogate.

What goes around, and all that jazz. Hee.
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25th-Feb-2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
hey--we writers live for 'complete pests'! your comments are our lifesblood!!! it's one of those symbiotic relationship thingies!
25th-Feb-2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
yes, but Surrogate is exceptional. as are your drabbles. my drabble, otoh, is... adequate. however. i'll call a cease-fire in this mutual ego-feeding when i see the lengthened surrogate scene--so get busy, kettle! ;)