Saturday, August 19, 2006


Never Quite

I finished the last of the Ovaltine last night, and my skim milk suffered for it, offering little more than What-It’s-Suppose-To-Taste-Like with the occasional hint of Something-Resembling-Hershey’s-But-Just-A-Little-Inferior. Here in Never Quite we’ve learned that such eventualities sew the fabric to our day. Enough stitched to Right, On Time converging intimately with Up To Par. All the misshapen Almost-Beatitudes lay next to snippets of What Could Have Been and Fulfilled, colorfully covering me as ward against reality’s cold. It’s a heavy quilt, too, even if the fabric tends to pester a bit, grabbing at the skin and constantly reminding that Finished and Good Enough and Published still sit on the table, waiting for their opportunity to join the others.

4 comments:

Silver Fox said...

Never quite understood that Bubba guy. Must be the drawl.

Shirley Langloys said...

Hey Bubba, I have read almost all of the stuff on your blog and I am just so impressed with your writing style. Robert Penn Warren has nothing on you. Your words just flow. You need to be sending this stuff off to publishers instead of handing it out for free. You obviously enjoy putting pen to paper and it was just a lot of fun reading through this. I am a friend of Jan & Marty,

Bubba said...

Wow! Thank you so much... I can't remember the last time anyone said such a nice thing about me or my writing. I've tried on numerous occasions to find an agent, but the whole process is convoluted and difficult. If a writer fails to fall within a narrow band of fiction genres, the world of publishing can be very closed, unless, of course, one has attained celebrity in another medium. If you're an actor, rock star, politico or big shot willing to bear your soul, there'll always be a publisher willing to sell your crap. It's all about the greenbacks...

Bubba said...

Another note to Shirley... if you're interested in receiving any stories I don't put up here (usually because they're too long), my e-mail address is broncobob4755@sbcglobal.net , and if you'll send me an e-mail with your addy, I'd be happy to put you on my list.