Brainstorming in a Vacuum

“I wonder if I – “

“It wouldn’t work.”

“But what if – “

“You can’t. No training; no expertise.”

“But – “

“Can’t afford it.”

 “I’m curious,” I say. “Do you even know

what we’re talking about?”

He glances up from the newspaper.

“Does it matter?”


For dVerse Quadrille #129: Curiosity

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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24 Responses to Brainstorming in a Vacuum

  1. De Jackson says:

    I love this. My husband (who runs a creative team) has a phrase he uses: “rain torming.” It’s what happens if you remove all the “b.s.” from brainstorming. And it’s not good. It renders it useless. You’ve got to be curious, and reckless, and throw it ALL on the table for the good stuff to spill out, too.

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  2. I’m sure many of the conversations in our heads relay such dialogue. There’s always a reason not to try!

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  3. Lucy says:

    Sounds like it does matter. Love how you wrote this!

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  4. kim881 says:

    That conversation seems familiar, Maggie. I gave up asking.

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  5. Ingrid says:

    Sounds like a typical marital breakdown in communication!

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  6. Ron Rowland says:

    Nothing worse than a wet blanket.

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  7. Beverly Crawford says:

    Well, you can say almost anything to a man who’s reading a newspaper!! It’s sure not to be heard.

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  8. Helen Dehner says:

    I sit at my PC, reading your poetry, giggling out loud, so true, so true. A great quadrille!

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  9. Somehow I believe it’s hard to get through to anyone too deep in his reading… You know it’s worth it, just go for it.

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  10. Ren Powell says:

    I recognize this so much it hurts 🙂

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  11. Ha! Perfect, Maggie!

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