Start by Free-thoughty… (or thereabouts!)
Mixt-ape has taken it upon himself to become a tough task-master this last couple of days. (You can read this post and onward to meet Mixt-ape!)
“Why by 3:40 Friday?” I’d queried.
“It’s not Friday, it just happens to be so coincidentally. It’s ‘For-I-Day’. 3:40 is the magical time for free-thoughty, 3+4+0=7 and there are seven days in a week and from here on in with a little imagination and a sprinkle of magic you WILL be making more of each day. We will unleash your creativity and your quality of life and happiness will increase ten-fold…”
I was about to interject but before I could get a word in edgeways, he continued, very insistently and almost convincingly,
“and it’s not a deadline it’s a lifeline!”
“So, seven is the magic number?” I queried. “so why not four thirty?”
“DON’T say thought-th-hurty!” he spluttered. “It’s essential to avoid all negative connotation if we’re to keep this magic regenerating. Any negatives in the mix will eat away at your soul and your ‘Diverse Responsive Activity Generator’ will disintegrate. For goodness sake I’ve barely just got it up and running PLEASE don’t spoil it now!”
I rested back against my pillows, glad of the support and encouragement regardless of Mixt-ape’s insistence on the importance of sticking to HIS schedule and game-plan, opened my laptop and began typing.
“That’s the way to do it”, Mixt-ape enthused happily, opening his pocket-watch at free-thoughty’ precisely. “Don’t forget to finish up and take a break from the screen after forty-five minutes max or it will be thought-th-hurty by half-past four! Let the magic begin…”
This post was written toward Shafali’s Creativity Carnival event. I found her blog during my reading the Literary Lion challenge posts for this week’s prompt ‘Time’, for which I had a rough idea but not yet written up and now out of time! But I’m on time with this one and it’s just before half-past four, so the magic is working and I’m off for a break.