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An addiction!
7/27/2009 9:28:31 AM    [ Flag as Spam or Inappropriate ]

I like quizzes, particularly those that promise a cash payoff. Has anyone noticed that PCH (of the vaunted Prize Patrol Van) now runs dozens of games online? There is one, a trivia quiz that has me glued to the keyboard as the little van chugs around the track. When I enter a wrong answer, the van's back doors open and out spew three canisters of cash. But when I get the right answer, the van advances and I am allowed to spin the wheel. I have no idea what that does. The wheel displays the numbers 1 through 4, and I can't tell if the number I click selects the next question or registers a correct answer, or whether it merely tells the van to move on. If I get the van to its destination and answer the final question correctly to boot, I win 100 tokens or multiples of same, which means I can invest them by entering in a variety of sweepstakes. I was telling all this to a friend, an editor-member of the Calif. Writers Club, who has been very supportive of whatever I do in writing. She did not seem to be enjoying my exciting narrative of struggle/mind contest.
She said, "And are you doing any writing now? How many hours a day do you play this game?" I replied that I was planning to put out a second literary collection, following "Pastiche." She bored in "How far have you gotten with it?"
I said, "Um, I drafted a list of stories to use and now and then I change their sequence." "That's all so far?" She said no more. Before we parted, she did say, "You have a lot to offer, Lucille. Don't lose it." I didn't need her to put that bug in my ear. I know I have been slacking off. But the games are such FUN.


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