By Milli Thornton
Pajamas have been a recurring theme in my writing career. For starters, I love writing in my pj’s. I love it for the sheer comfort and because taking a shower always sounds like another chore (until I get under the water and creative ideas start to flow like crazy, making me lose track of time).The most infamous event hosted by Fear of Writing over the years was a pajama party. The invitation was girls only and we went kinda wild with our costume choices. There was a black negligee, purple flannels with cows socializing, a Born to Be Bad kitty, all manner of slippers—including a black feathered pair with fake painted toenails—and my bright purple top paired with silky orange Sponge Bob boxer shorts that made me feel like a kid again.
Ever seen risqué done in flannel? This was achieved by the hard-to-pigeonhole pair of jammies with the fried eggs in skillets positioned strategically, worn by a member of the Chicki’s FoW writing circle in the Hill Country of Texas—who wishes to remain unnamed. “There’s only so much the world needs to know about me,” she said.
One of my most popular writing prompts from Fear of Writing features a jammy dilemma:
PAJAMA PARTY You arrive at work late and sit down in your cubicle. Suddenly, you realize you’re still wearing your pajamas. In a panic, you sneak to your boss’s office to beg for permission to go home and change. When you gain entry to the inner sanctum, you discover that your boss is wearing his pj’s. You’re too polite to point this out; neither can you bring yourself to ask for permission to go home. Describe your day.
And now . . .drumroll. . . I have the honor of writing about the noble pj in a guest blogger post over at wordsxo. Blogging friend Julia Munroe Martin is my host and if you haven’t been to Julia’s blog before, you’re going to love it.
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Milli Thornton (aka Milliver) is the author of Fear of Writing: for writers & closet writers. She is owner of the Fear of Writing Online Course, where her mission is to put the fun back into writing. Milli also coaches writers individually at Writer’s Muse Coaching Service.