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Daily Prompt – Cliche
Clichés become clichés for a reason. Tell us about the last time a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush for you.
In my line of work, which I refer to as being a ‘shit kicker’ (not literally of course!) I’m tasked with a lot of remedial things, either because others are lazy, or simply not competent enough to know how to do so.
Daily Prompt – Bad Signal
Someone’s left you a voicemail message, but all you can make out are the last words: “I’m sorry. I should’ve told you months ago. Bye.” Who is it from, and what is this about?
Abbey burst through the front door, her arms full of shopping bags, her sunglasses fallen down on her face, keys hanging in her hand. She stumbled down the hallway towards the kitchen, attempting to drop her keys into the bowl on the sideboard. ‘Fuck!’, she growled as the keys missed the bowl and landed on the ground.
Daily Prompt – The Spice of Success
If “failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor” (Truman Capote), how spicy do you like your success stories?
If that’s the case then I must be the eggs that keep scrambling when they get added to the waffle batter.
31 Oct – Halloween
Tell us if you’re going to dress up tonight for Halloween. (And better yet, show us a picture of your costume!)
Sorry everybody, didn’t do anything for Halloween this year, I was kind of pre-occupied working over in Auckland for almost 2 weeks, and trying my hardest to fight off the flu.
Surprisingly though, the people in Auckland really seemed to get into the spirit of Halloween which I really didn’t get, because it’s such an American tradition, but I saw costumes all around me on the way back from buying cold & flu tablets at the chemist near my hotel.
Daily Prompt – Out of Breath
We all seem to insist on how busy, busy, busy we constantly are. Let’s put things in perspective: tell us about the craziest, busiest, most hectic day you’ve had in the past decade.
Most of my days are crazy busy – some more than others, however there isn’t really one specific day that stands out against the rest over the past decade – although let’s be honest, I can barely remember what I did last week, rather than ten years ago.
13 Oct – Crunch Time
Do you work well under pressure when it’s crunch time?
Generally speaking, if I’m left alone, I usually power through whatever it is I need to get done… If people feel compelled to continue interrupting me whilst I’m ‘in the zone’ they shouldn’t be surprised when I completely flip out at them.
Daily Prompt: Ready, Set, Done
Today, write about anything — but you must write for exactly ten minutes, no more, no less.
This morning has been a bit of a write-off… but really, who really cares… it’s Monday and it’s school holidays and half the office is on leave… Continue reading
10 Sept – Disppointment
Tell us the methods you use to get through a disappointment.
Disappointment for me can create an emotional reaction from meh through to full on rage and hissy-fit-slash-sulking about it.