Journal Entry #34 “Interviewing James Washington”

(Last Updated On: October 26, 2017)

First off day in forever! It feels good to be able to take my time to write. I’m at the library with Kay Cee between errands and it feels wonderful to be able to really focus on an issue. I’ve gained a lot of confidence through doing these daily journal entries, and I think I’m okay with just writing my issues based on my outline instead of shoehorning things in.

For example, today, my issue was supposed to be two interviews, but it just made more sense to do more, shorter issues than shoehorn them all together.

This is what I wrote today from The World of Laktia. (Sci-Fi)

7 – Interviewing James Washington

James: “Let go of me!” James Washington said,
As he was pulled into a conference room.
“You wanna go?!” He threw one guard down
And was cuffed as Jarvis loomed-
Over James with a smug grin on his face,
Enjoying his moment of power.

Jarvis: “Continue to display disobedience,
And I’m afraid our time here will sour.”

James: “I ain’t afraid of incarceration.
You should know that by now.”

Jarvis: “Yes. You seem to have dealt with it,
And escaped many times now.”

James: “You think you know everything by reading a file.
But you ain’t got the skills to survive.”

Jarvis: “I have the skills to do what is needed,
To help The Federation thrive.
Now tell me, James. What does malpractice and Illegal tech repair
Have to do with one another?
Or better yet, how do they connect with you?”

James: “You don’t have the time, brother.
To drag that outta me, you’re gonna have to do more
Than smack me around a bit.
I ain’t afraid of your sumptuous uniform.
Jarvis, you’re full of it.”

James spat upon the commander’s boots,
And Jarvis stared James down.
There was a moment of tension,
Broken by Jarvis’ frown.

Jarvis: “I have your well-being, James Washington,
In the palm of my hand.
I could send you to the afterlife,
Or into a prison in Car-tram.
But since the museum is opening soon,
And I’ll get no information from you,
I’m going to hold off on my recommendations-
To the federation, for you.

James Washington was then removed,
And detained outside.
Jarvis had more to think about
In how to deal with this snide-
And rude cowboy doctor,
And if his friends would be tamer.

Jarvis: “Who’s next on the list, Lieutenant?”

Lieutenant: “Dexter Wallace Cramer.”

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Joshua David Ling
Joshua David Ling is a lifelong storyteller with a passion for adventurous and heart-warming stories. His style has been called a combination of Joss Whedon and Hans Christian Andersen. He has written hundreds of rhyming stories and serials since he began his publishing company, Rhyme And Space in 2014. And he has been involved with public speaking, entertainment, and storytelling since 2001 at the age of 11. Growing up in Alpharetta, GA, Joshua was homeschooled by his mother and father, and helped homeschool his 4 siblings. He currently resides in Augusta, GA, with his wife Kay Cee and Daughter Hazel, where he maintains a rigorous writing schedule, social media presence, and partnership with Fellowship And Fairydust blog and magazine. Joshua is available for: Performances and Public Speaking, Freelance writing, Freelance Graphics and Media, and more.

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