Friday, April 24, 2015

Jittery

Good butterfly killer?  No, no.  I respect nature too much.  I only want to quell the butterflies in my stomach.

I like to tell stories.  But I tell them by way of the written word.  I am not a thespian, and while I can chair a meeting and maintain a semblance of order, the thought of being "on" to entertain terrifies me.

BBBH and I are planning to attend a dinner meeting.  The chair lady of the program committee asked BBBH to read a couple of her poems, and that is all good.  But then she asked me to read a story from my blog.  Hence terror.

Selecting a story is difficult, too, for they are all my children.  Does a parent have a favorite child?  Well, Tommy Smothers had the answer to that.  I waffled between "A Mother's Day Tale," given the season of the year, and one of Uncle Jep's tales.  I settled on one of the latter since the Mother's Day tale is a bit long, and as I said, I am no actor.  Will do "Hallelujah Time on the Arkansas."

And.  And I was asked to do a reading at a meeting of a different group on Saturday.  Not one of my works, but another author.  Even scarier; and only a day in between to get ready.

11 comments:

Marsha Young said...

I'll bet you'll do just fine. :) Relax and enjoy yourself. Everyone else will too. Have a great day - Marsha

Vee said...

Have fun with those assignments!

Vee said...

... and who drew those pictures of me getting ready to speak in front of a group?

vanilla said...

Marsha, thank you. The Thursday event went well; now for Saturday.

Vee, the first one was fun; but I've still another one to go. Yes, imagine my surprise when I found these pictures of you on the 'net. Except I thought they were me. Do we look alike?

Grace said...

It all sounds like fun! Despite being a quiet, shy, introvert - give me an audience and I'll tap dance like Bojangles! (metaphorically speaking - my actual tap dancing skills are limited but when the curtain goes up I can talk a blue streak.)

Secondary Roads said...

For too many folk, the cartoon says it all.

vanilla said...

Grace, I would like to see the tap-dance. Maybe we all like a bit of the limelight?

Chuck, I can believe that.

Ilene said...

Have fun! You'll do great.

vanilla said...

Ilene, the first episode went well; the second, we shall see.

KC Bob said...

Glad to hear that the Thursday event went well. Trust the one today goes well too.

vanilla said...

KC Bob, good experience. I've no desire to "go on stage," but it was fun doing a couple of readings. Thank you for your support. :-)