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You are pitching for the Pirates against San Diego.

From your position on the mound, you could barely see the hitters, they were only vague shapes standing at the plate. Why? Because you had taken a double-dose of LSD. When a slow ball rolls in your direction, you leap away in fear because it looks like it's speeding toward you. When the pitcher tosses the ball back to you, it seems enormous - but when you hold it in your glove, it's tiny. So when a teammate says you've got a no-hitter going, you say, "Yeah, right." But then you look at the scoreboard. And there it is. "0."

You pick up a grounder and with a ballet-like movement you run over to tag first. "Touchdown!" you say to yourself. You pitch wild - the balls go everywhere, you hit batters, you throw into the dugout ... But you get enough balls over the plate to complete a no-hitter. Your teammates rush to the mount, lift you on their shoulders and the crowd cheers.

It turns out it was easier to pitch on acid ... you weren't paying attention to the score, you didn't feel the pressure and your fear of losing - or your fear of winning.

(Today's optional theme: Baseball - Opening Day coming right up!)

* Only a handful of no-hitters are pitched each year out of more than 2,400 Major League Baseball games; only 278 have been pitched in the recorded history of baseball from 1876 to 2012.

 

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You look at the clock. You realize you have already spent too much time at WC. You decide to click off the internet and concentrate on your WIP. Wait! You should check sales once more; you should take one more quick scan of your inbox. Did someone start a new thread on WC? Then, in a moment of triumph, you lift your chin proudly, exit the internet, and get to work.
 

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You still feel badly that you had to kill four people last night.  :-[

You know you have to kill again today.  ???

And then you have to color Easter eggs with the children.  :)
 

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You look at the board's theme of the day, and realize from the few responses that apparently no one knows anything about second person.

You attempt to get in on the fun, but thinking that hard is causing a massive migraine headache, which you rub as you exit the thread.
 
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You return from your nephew's birthday party to find a group of otherwise sane people talking about themselves in the second person. You realize this is even more bizarre than talking about yourself in the third person. And yet you find the idea strangely intriguing. However, as many of the participants have reported sharp pains and migraines from the process, you decide it may be a better idea to step away from the keyboard and maybe have some coffee instead.
 

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Lynn McNamee said:
You wonder why anyone would want to write in second person. ???

You try to imagine an entire book written this way, but the thought causes sharp, stabbing pains to shoot through your skull.

You go back to editing, thankful your current editing project is written in third-person. ;D
Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright_Lights,_Big_City_(novel)

FYI (short story) - Euro Looting (and yes, I just saw the typo in the first word, egads, how did that get there?)

http://kindlehomepage.blogspot.com/2011/02/free-kindle-nation-shorts-february-26.html

Couldn't have been done in first person. Wouldn't have worked.

Sheila_Guthrie said:
You look at the board's theme of the day, and realize from the few responses that apparently no one knows anything about second person.
Guaranteed non-snarky: I'd appreciate any instruction. Please share.
 
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