Last seen around town in her pj’s . . .

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).

Fried egg on breasts, FoW pajama party

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.

Please support wordsxo and leave a comment on my pj’s post:

Are You a Comfy Writer?

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.

16 Responses to Last seen around town in her pj’s . . .
  1. Julia
    Twitter: wordsxo
    June 6, 2011 | 10:15 AM

    I saw this first thing this a.m. (even before my 5 a.m. walk!!). You are ONE RACY WRITER 🙂

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      June 6, 2011 | 9:12 PM

      Racy writer? Wow, best compliment I’ve had all year. 😉

  2. Tricia
    Twitter: Tricia_Sutton
    June 6, 2011 | 12:41 PM

    “… my bright purple top paired with silky orange Sponge Bob boxer shorts…”

    Really? You are my hero. Now, none of my clothes measure up. Not even my Napolean Dynomite and Vote for Pedro shirts.

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      June 6, 2011 | 9:13 PM

      Trade ya my Sponge Bob boxer shorts for your Vote for Pedro shirt.

      • Tricia
        Twitter: Tricia_Sutton
        June 7, 2011 | 12:03 AM

        Okay, but I’m hanging on to my “I’m training to be a cage fighter” shirt.

        • @fearofwriting
          Twitter: fearofwriting
          June 7, 2011 | 11:59 AM

          My “Rock Angel, Go Party” T-shirt is embarrassed next to your tough-girl cage fighting one.

  3. Marvin
    June 6, 2011 | 2:09 PM

    OK, so I’m not invited to the pajama party, but can I comment on this post? LOL! Made my Day :~}

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      June 6, 2011 | 9:16 PM

      LOL! It was a good thing we were a women’s only writing group at the time or it could have been a bit exclusive. Our group was called Chicki’s after the coffeehouse we met in. Later (after I moved away), they got their first male member and christened him The Rooster. Yep, that group did not stand on ceremony. 😀

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  5. j
    June 6, 2011 | 8:47 PM

    Ha! Love those eggy pjs! Your post at wordsxo delighted me! Makes me want to give the pj thing a try. I haven’t. I’ve always been of the mind that getting dressed gets me started, but maybe it’s time for me to shake it up and see what happens.

    I’ll report back.

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      June 6, 2011 | 9:17 PM

      Goody! I’ll look forward to hearing about your jammy fashion choices. 😉

  6. purple kangaroos
    June 7, 2011 | 11:35 AM

    I had a dream one time like that writing prompt! I’m going to have to use that to warm up next 10K day…

    I prefer my writing sloppy clothes seasoned – for years and years – the more comfortable they get. And bare-feet is also my preference, weather permitting.

    The pajama party sounded fun – like teenagers again! I would have worn my dark pink Dreamsacks BambooDreams PJs.

    x0x catherine

    • @fearofwriting
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      June 7, 2011 | 12:02 PM

      I LOVE well-seasoned comfy clothes. B. says I look like a homeless person in my Vera Wang jammies, they’re so worn out. They’re so stretched from being washed so many times, I had to cut two inches off the legs cuz I kept tripping in them and nearly breaking my big toes. 😀

      The PJ party *was* like being teenagers again and you would have fitted right in. We lined up and did the can-can while one of us took pics.

  7. Lois
    June 7, 2011 | 5:55 PM

    Those pjs are hilarious! 😛

    I’ll have to use that writing prompt during the next 10K Day. 🙂

    • @fearofwriting
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      June 7, 2011 | 7:22 PM

      I haven’t written with that prompt for several years myself. Maybe I should revisit it. I got different (fun) results every time I used it.

  8. Lois
    June 7, 2011 | 7:39 PM

    I’m thinking this next 10K Day should be a Fear of Writing Prompt Day! 😀

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