Writing a novel or short stories has always been my favorite hobby. Inside my head. I have probably created hundreds of short stories but they are all just inside my noggin. Can’t really say that I have “golden” stories but hey, there is internet and it’s free to write so why not?. So I’m creating my first short story here in my WordPress blog titled “The Vet and the Rook”. It is a story of the “Vet” and the “Rook”, two completely opposite people but with tons of similarities, who came upon meeting each other one day and their life has been intertwined ever since. Here is a short background of the two characters and the first of many short stories:
Vet – A 23-year man who thinks he is 40 years old. Been through a lot of experiences but is still yearning for knowledge. Used to be emotional but leaned into being a cold-blooded person. Known to be a serious type but knows how to motivate people by pushing them to reach their limitations.
Rook – An 18-year old man who thinks highly in life. Is a risk-taker and an emotional man. Likes to aspire a lot of things but is too lazy to do any of them. Thinks he has life sorted out but is still to find out the harsh truth of adult life.
One cold night in a bar…
Vet: Jack’s. On the rocks.
Bartender: Long week again Vet?
Vet: The only long in me is my dick.
Bartender: That’s not what my sister said, hahaha!
Vet: Your sister has a huge vagina. I think 10 men tried to do it. They were all tired so they slept inside THAT cave.
Bartender: Har har. Enough with the jokes. So, how are the crew?
Vet: Let’s not talk about it. How’s my drink? Your hands are getting slow old man, c’mon!
Bartender: Speak for yourself, Mr. “I am old even if I’m still 23 years old”, hahaha! Here you go slick. Enjoy your one-glass-per-week…old man, haha.
Vet: Pffft. You know me. I can take on all your drinks if only the bartender serving was a hot chick.
Bartender: Ain’t hot for you big guy? Hahaha.
*Bar door opens*
Rook: Ei yow! A bucket of beer my good sir!
Bartender: Excuse me? Do you have your ID with you?
Rook: Ha ha. Very funny. I know I look young but I’m already 18. Now do you want to have money or should I bring my thirsty mouth somewhere else?
Bartender: Kids these days. Always acting tough. Here you go slick. You are drinking with friends right?
Rook: Nah. I can handle myself. If I have extra in my wallet I’ll take on another bucket!
Vet: Second bucket is on me.
Bartender: Haha! The drunken philanthropist is at it again! Ayt. Let me just get ’em buckets.
Rook: Wait, I’m only paying for THIS bucket.
Vet: You deaf? I said second is on me right? You seem to be a brash kid. Go ahead. Drink.
Rook: Why? What are you trying to prove here?
Vet: Nothing. I just want to see you wash your life away like a useless goof that you are.
Rook: Excuse me??!! Goof?! Who the fuck do you think you are?!
Vet: Just a man enjoying his drink. Now, can you drink the second bucket or are you just going to whine there like the bitch that you are?
Rook: FUCK YOU man! You really want to huh?! Huh?! Pfffft!! I’ll show you! *drinks a bottle*
Vet: Let me know when your kidney stops working.
Rook: HA! *gulping* This ain’t enough man!!!
Vet: Another one.
Bartender: I don’t want people dying here.
Vet: This place looks like a cemetery already.
Rook: *Finshed another bottle* Ohhhh…see?…I can still manag- *fells off*
Vet: And drop goes the weasel.
In a nearby soup restaurant…
Rook: *wakes up* Whe–where am I?
Vet: Drink your soup.
Rook: Wha–what happened? Ugh! My head hurts!!
Vet: No kidding. You drank three bottles straight. THREE. I had to drink the rest of the bottles and I don’t like beer. I love it though, haha.
Rook: Fuck you! You started this! Ouch! My head.
Vet: Drink your soup. It’ll make you feel better.
Rook: Nah. I don’t do soups. I prefer sweets.
Vet: Hmmm..here you go then. *slips a sundae*
Rook: How did you?–
Vet: I don’t do soups. I prefer Sundaes. Normal people drink soup when they get wasted so I thought you’d be the same. What do you know? We actually have tons of similarities.
Rook: Similarities? What the fuck do you mean?
Vet: The moment I saw you kid, you remind me of myself back then.
Rook: What the fuck? You gay or something?
Vet: Pffft. I’ll fuck your mother for free. No. I do see myself in you. And I do see you going to the same path as me. So, I’m taking it upon myself to guide you to a better life.
Rook: You saw me and you want to be my guardian angel? How the fuck does that even begin to comprehend?
Vet: Look. You go to a bar. You order alcohol that is beyond a normal man’s limitation. I know you can handle yourself but your brashness, it’s clear to me that you like to take risks. As if you have life figured out.
Rook: Look man, I don’t know what you are trying to do here but you are freaking me out.
Vet: The sundae is melting.
Rook: It’s already liquefied. *drinks the cup* Ahhh, fuck! Just give me five minutes and I’ll be fine.
Vet: Haha. I bet you 10 minutes you ain’t still okay. Look. I know it sounds creepy, but helping lost cats is what I do. I’m not forcing you. I’ll be at the same bar tomorrow. Same time. If you want to learn life, I’ll be there.
Rook: Are you really serious about this? I’m not asking for any help.
Vet: Unsolicited help? Bullshit. Everyone needs help. It’s just that man is too prideful to ask for help. We need to grow kid. The more help we can get, the better we become.
Rook: Alright, I’ll think about it.
Vet: *Gets up* Do me a favor, here’s some cash. Get yourself a taxi cab.
Rook: I’m planning to walk home.
Vet: Not surprised there. See ya when I see ya kid. *leaves*
Rook: Hey! By the way, what’s you name man?
Vet: My name is not important. And yours isn’t. Let’s just stick with the deal. If you are interested, good. If not, good luck.
Rook: Ayt. Fair enough.
To be continued…
I’m not a professional writer. I got paid for some of the works I made before but I’ve never made it to the big leagues. Let alone be enough for small time companies. You could say I’ve done freelancing, but its more like of me getting the extra junk from my friends, doing them a favor for taking some off their load. I do blogging most of the time, I have three blog sites. But at the end of the day, I guess I’m already a writer. Writing is something I don’t do as a passion, its more of a hobby for me. If I got nothing else to do, if I’m in the mood, I just go to the internet and I write whatever I want, a “degenerate writer” of sorts according to a head writer of a small SEO company I’ve once applied at. I’ve been writing since I was in high school, although reading my past works makes me want to vomit, at that time I was doing what most people can’t do. I’m not much of a talkative person, I took a course in college that doesn’t really give that much opportunity to say I want to say. That’s why I blog to share the things I want to share. But for every writer in the world, there are times in which they lose the drive to write. Some would lose their passion, some just get tired of writing. Whether you’re trying to write a novel, a song or an article, writers get writer’s block.
Writer’s block is a state in which a writer loses its ability to create new works. They lose the imagination to write about something. Some get writer’s block due to writer’s viewing their work as inferior or unsuitable. Often times, it is caused by physical and emotional problems experienced by the writer. Simply put, a writer loses the ability that defines him, and that is the ability to write. If I take a look back in my life, I guess I’ve experienced writer’s block for a couple of times already. There were times when I just got tired of writing because I got busy in school. But most of the time, I get writer’s block because simply, I don’t feel like anyone is reading my blogs. Ideas are not a problem, I get them most of the time, it’s just that I lack the sense of execution because I don’t think anyone would read them. I still get acknowledgement from some of my friends that I write good, but most of the time I get them because I shove it to their attention, not by them looking forward to read my next work. While getting recognition from friends is nice, you always try to get the attention of people outside your friend zone. You would always want to impress other readers and writers as well. But even though my writing career is still young, I feel that there is no sense anymore to keep on writing.
But deep inside, I’ve always wanted to write. Whether as a career or just a hobby, I want to share ideas. I want express emotions that I don’t usually get to convey. I got so many things in my head that is a shame that I can’t really write them all off. I feel like its time for me to shake off my writer’s block. It was just weeks ago that I started to write again on my other blog. I already made it half through but due to some interruptions and distractions, I didn’t finish it. It’s still in edit mode, and as a writer, I feel embarrassed. That’s why I want to get back on track. Its a bit of a challenge but hey, I’m starting off with this post. I guess acknowledging a problem is a key to getting over it. I got three blogs to fill and despite that I have a busy schedule, its possible. I don’t hope for more readers or get more acknowledgement, I guess I just want to write, share ideas and get better. Getting acknowledgement and readers will just come along. For now, taking off the writer’s block is a priority I need to take in slowly. I still need to motivate myself and get inspiration. At the end of they day, sharing thought and ideas isn’t illegal, it’s fun and best of all, it’s free.
Hello everyone! My name is Noel Christian Yulo. I was born on December 25, 1990 around five in the afternoon. I live here in Davao City, Philippines. I just graduated last March 2010 in Ateneo de Davao University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Currently, I’m still waiting for the results of the National Licensure Examination for Nurses that I took last December 2010. I’ve been blogging since I was in high school, but I never really did it on a consistent basis due to plenty of reasons (school, life, no readers). Currently, I have three blogs, which you can freely visit and comment at Blogspot, Tumblr, WordPress.
I decided to make three blogs because I just enjoy blogging in different sites. I believe that blogging sites have different cultures and I want to get different readers from the said sites. This is probably my maximum because I’m not much of an expert blogger, amateur perse, but I can manage.
WordPress really impressed me with it’s easy to use features. I’m looking forward in writing here and I do hope that I could create a lot of write-ups here for people to read. Although I plan to blog here in WordPress with a bit of a serious tone, nevertheless, I will try to make them fun and entertaining to read. To get to know my funny side, you can visit my Blogspot and if you want to know some everyday bits about my life, visit my Tumblr.
Hope to hear from you guys. Tips and comments from the WordPress bloggers are welcome. Take care and God Bless!