Do or Die

You have three hundred words to justify the existence of your favorite person, place, or thing. Failure to convince will result in it vanishing without a trace. Go!


I have to be honest. I love my iPhone 6 plus. I’m even writing this prompt on it right now. Ever since it arrived in its white box, much bigger than the iPhone 4S I owned before, I’ve just about abandoned everything else – well, except the MacBook. They sure make a great pair.

One day I’ll write a novel on my 6 plus just to see if I can do it. It’ll make for really dexterous thumbs but I’m fine with that.

Since getting this thing of wonder, I take pictures of my son everywhere we go with it, apply filters like crazy but not necessarily post it all over FB or social media – though I do make exceptions on this blog.  I love that I have a reminder of his childlike innocence, the mischief in his eyes, that great big smile.

I browse the Internet with it, have so many apps from writing to podcasting to photo manipulation. And not a single game in sight only because I don’t have time for that. I’ve been more active on Instagram than ever before, have yet to tackle Pinterest; but I’ve read more free stories from Wattpad on it because I also love the quote art feature, available only to mobile users.

Ever since reading Michel Faber’s Under the Skin on, you guessed it, my iPhone, I’ve been seriously considering going vegetarian for the ethical issues that I interpreted from Faber’s story.  “Mercy” is a word that’s been given way more meaning that I ever expected even after all those years in Catholic school.  So this morning, even though I have so many vegetarian cookbooks, I purchased two apps that will help me eat vegetarian on the go and all the time.  Since my iPhone is the one thing that’s with me all the time, I’m determined to make going vegetarian work this time, and maybe become healthier in the process (I’ve got the workout apps, too).

If it can to drag me for my daily workout, too, I’d probably marry it.

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