Monday, June 3, 2013

Out of Context

I was parking my car, when lo and behold, what should I find? You guessed it, a personalized license plate. And this one especially caught my attention because, well, just look:
 

I know, right? So of course, I immediately assumed that this is a kindred spirit, a fellow writer, because that's MY context.

MG = Middle Grade.

But then I realized . . . ummm . . . I could be wrong. Duh, duh, duh . . . [Those are the 3 notes of impending doom you hear after some nefarious revelation in a movie . . . just trying to create an atmosphere here.]

So first, I wanted to say something pithy about creating context for your characters, etc., etc. But it's the end of a long weekend, and, well, you can guess what I'd say, right?

About the quarter?

And the chocolate cake?

And that other thing that I don't even need to mention?

I thought so.

More importantly, I wanted you to fill in the blank for me. What does "MG" really stand for?

8 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Morris Garages! LOL! Take care
x

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Yay .. Old Kitty got it right .. but they produced wonderful two seater sports cars .. I used to have one - a red one - the MG marque was world famous - pre 1980 being the Marque's better years!

Cheers - quick answerers us Brits!! Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Yay .. Old Kitty got it right .. but they produced wonderful two seater sports cars .. I used to have one - a red one - the MG marque was world famous - pre 1980 being the Marque's better years!

Cheers - quick answerers us Brits!! Hilary

Stina Lindenblatt said...

No, it's totally Middle Grade!!! :D

Laurel Garver said...

Could be a metric system enthusiast for whom milligrams are the favorite unit. Or a chemist or dietitian who just adores Magnesium (that's Mg on the periodic table).

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

I have to say, my first guess would have been yours - Middle Grade! But let's see... My Genius? More Gingerbread? Mostly Gorgeous? Many Grandkids? Miss Grumpy? Maybe Growing? Mainly Generous? Meatloaf Groupie? Merely Guessing? :)

Melissa Sarno said...

No, no, no. It's definitely middle grade.

Marcia said...

I suppose it's just something boring like that person's initials or something. But I really hope it's a MG writer!