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I like that title.

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I feel like there's a commercial that uses it, but for the life of me, I cannot remember what it's for. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Dishwasher tabs? Laundry soap? Toothpaste?

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Dec 9, 2022·edited Dec 9, 2022Author

Oops... On my second read of your comment, I think you meant that you like "Vanquishing the Invader" not "triple action" 🤦🏻‍♀️

Silly brain!

I like it, too! And there will be a chapter about the tweet from the Ukrainian librarians who vowed to reschedule their conference after they have "vanquished their invaders."

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Lol, yes Vanquishing The Invader title I like. But yes, Triple Action is funny.

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Dec 9, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

Ureka! Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Copyrights likely have expired. 🧐😉

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Getting sued would certainly be a new adventure!

Thanks for telling me the source of the line… I didn’t know.

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It’s familiarity rang a distant bell for me as well. And search I did! ADHD me...

Getting sued is nowhere near my bucket list either! Imagine standing before one of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, a white-wigged magistrate! Maybe good story material later, barring spending your life in debtor’s prison as a result!😱

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“Go become the hero of your story!” ~Typist

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” ~Joseph Campbell

“Hidden within each of us is everything we need to achieve anything we can imagine.”

~Bobby Kountz, TheEarthHeARTist

Thank goodness, Mnemo and I were only in Wonderland for a few minutes with this one...

🐇 🕳️ 🐇

https://gointothestory.blcklst.com/the-cave-you-fear-to-enter-holds-the-treasure-you-seek-d624e28c3848

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Jung and Campbell... were on to something!

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Dec 8, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

The writer, for whom you provided the link, shared ideas that aroused my thoughts! Thank you so much.

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Yay! I love it! Thought Arousal! 😎

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Dec 8, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

Talk about a tour-de-force today! First some minutiae caught my gaze: “gellybean moonlight”! I once asked myself what I would expect to find out about people whose work is to name a paint company’s new color chips. I believe that work has only become more challenging. 🤷🏽

Next the quite thought-provoking part, set in the context of self comparison with a 10-year old’s health challenges. “What must we do to just allow ourselves to be ourselves? Who we really are without comparing ourselves to others.” That can be my automatic first response for almost any skill or circumstance. Maladaptive to be sure. Survival value? I struggle to imagine any. “Let it go, Let it go!”

“Vanquishing The Invader” That has a good ring to it! For some reason this alternate came to mind: “Victor or Victim” The gerund, “vanquishing”, imparts more energy and clearly suggests a battle fought. “Victor” is no exception. I somewhat recall in the outset of the battle itself, with the Invader, you mentioned (this is my best recollection, not an attempted quote) wanting to keep your focus on positivity, relationship, and connection. Kinda that?

You exhibited all three of those and more. Yet addressing an “invader” or rejecting the “victim” role, to better focus on positives, to me implies a battle of sorts.

I once read that Ernest Hemingway would sometimes take hours to write a single five-word sentence. I wonder how long he took for the title, “The Sun Also Rises”?

Two more vignettes! That has me wondering if your writing calendar planning is paying off? Whatever may be the cause (immune system boosters?), I continue to experience a greater energy in what and how you post!! And it’s only Thursday!

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"I somewhat recall in the outset of the battle itself, with the Invader, you mentioned (this is my best recollection, not an attempted quote) wanting to keep your focus on positivity, relationship, and connection. Kinda that?" Yes... I asked people to share jokes, stories, and songs that could elevate my thoughts to a higher plane.

I've gone back to read some of the 3mms from those early days. In the big reveal I shared my desire to "write a different story about cancer"... than the one my family and I held for so long. That made me smile.

Another possible title... "And though she be but little, she is fierce!" ;) I see a self drawn image of me holding a big sword. Perhaps I've watched too much Uhtred from The Last Kingdom? 🤪

I AM having lots of fun with word play while writing and I've a sense I've continued to grow as a writer since Flourishing Fictions was published last December. Still probably not a Hemingway, but that's perfect. He's already taken.

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“WHEN cancer SPEAKS…”

So many choices…

This reminds me of a very robust discussion that took place one day during a cancer support group where the topic of the day was:

“What would YOU say to cancer if it walked into the room?”

As you can imagine, there was a vast array of replies… 🤨😡😳🤬 & 🥳🤯

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You told me about the woman in the group who offered c her gratitude. I'd say something similar.

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YES! It was beyond grateful...

She said, “Well now my old friend, come, come sit next to me, we’ve so much to discuss. I want you to know how much I appreciate you...” 🤯

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Dec 8, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

Vanquishing with sword? Far, far more primitive methods!

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Have you watched The Last Kingdom? I've never see so many severed heads!

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When I read this

"If exploring Olivia, Make-a-Wish, and Sing Me A Story doesn’t touch your heart and make you want to be a better, stronger person…

go for a walk…

and read the story again.

Ït reminded me of a certain YouTuber whose outro went, "If you liked this video please hit the like button and if you disliked this video hit the dislike button twice." This was waaay back when there was a dislike button of course. ;) I like the idea that the person who didn't like the thing but watched it till the very end had a way to vent their frustration albeit with no effect. Later, he changed it to "If you liked this video, please hit the like button and if you disliked the video try setting the playback speed to 75 percent."

We need to be in the right headspace to be able to add something to our lives.

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Look! The 3muses gave my "I" an umlaut. "Ït". The more formal name is a diaresis but c'mon, umlaut is so much cooler. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaeresis_(diacritic)

I wonder if they are acknowledging me acknowledge them. :)

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The muses are giving out umlauts without my approval? 🤦🏻‍♀️ Cheeky!

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After all, the Muses have been around for eons! I shudder to guess what else they’re capable of. 😱

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On my YT I still see dislike buttons... thumb's down.

"We need to be in the right headspace to be able to add something to our lives."

100% agree!

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Dec 9, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

Quotes from Greek philosophers: “Ehh, that’s good enough — Mediocrates.”

"Vanquishing the Invader" is good but needs a subtitle, just to avoid someone thinking they really were getting a book about Ukrainian librarian partisans. 😉

Alas, I am awful on titles. For high school and college essays, I would just pick a short description of the essay, then put it into Latin (the advantage of three years of Latin), which made the mundane more profound (thought student me). Worked until I got a prof who knew Latin, who told me to knock it off. 😐 Also, I wasn't trying to get people to buy my essays.

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I did a little searching last night and see that the phrase "Vanquishing the Invader" is also associated with World of Warcraft? I feel so much better about nicking things when I don't know where they originated from!

Nice move with the Latin. 🤣

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Dec 9, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

I like Gary's take on focusing on the positive. What about something counterintuitive to the general public, (but what we've some to expect here)--My Friend, Cancer. Or The Gift of Cancer.

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Hmmm… I’m pretty attached to the sword image in my head. 🗡️

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Plenty of time for a title and cover image to make their way to the surface. There’s still lots of writing to be done.

I appreciate you suggestions!

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Dec 9, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

It has to resonate with you--that's the most important thing!

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