Ruminations of a Crash Test Dummy

There are days when I feel like a crash test dummy that should have been retired before its last simulated head-on collision. As I try to tap into my creativity, my imagination smacks the windshield repeatedly. Yet, the urgency to write remains.

So, in an attempt to eradicate my writer’s block, here are ten things I know for sure:

  1. I write.

  2. I am a writer.

3.  Day to day life parallels the unpredictability of keeping a grizzly bear as a pet.

4) I will always wonder what could have been had I chosen alternate paths.

5) Mean people not only suck, they suck hard.

6) I will never be an organized person.

7)  Some broken hearts never heal.

8)  Heart is where the home is.

9) Shit happens.

10)  I will continue to write.


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SusanWritesPrecise/The Abject Muse


Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

6 thoughts

  1. Here’s what I know , and often tell myself;
    It is what it is.
    Mean people certainly do suck hard, and should be eradicated from your life if at all possible!
    Great post 😊

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