I think your sub conscious was dominated by one of the CNN crew, the dark skinned gal, I think her name is Isha who sometimes co-presenter in Anderson Cooper 360.
I like your writing style --- specifically, the way you touched current affairs and news. You lightly stuffed inside your duck (your stories), with right amounts of spices and mints. Perfectly tasteful.
But I don't get what you meant Flam. May be we don't need to understand it. :)
Well... this is my turn Aunty.
After I wasted enough time to read two and a half inches - thick " Freedom( Jonathon Franzen) " , some verses come across to my mind . Then I simply pen out … Oh.. No… I strike my keyboard.
Love is passive
Lust is active
Desire is massive
But neither of them is lasting.
Sinners are all among
Dark sides are everywhere around.
Blame games are even tougher along.
But Lovers are ready to go wrong.
That’s a story of one upper middle-class American family , tangled of middle-aged couple , their loves, their teenage kids…and all of their hinder sides in a very large background of colors and complexity. It was picked up as the best fiction of 2010 , and even applauded by Times magazine as cover story for it's author, Franzen.
I can’t help to stop, not bringing anymore to my Word screen. I started writing my own short story, inspiring them.