Is This The End?

Daily Prompt: Cliché

“Oh damn, another prompt that has me scratching for answers with no such luck.”

“Today for you frequent Daily Prompters is a prompt about the cliché, ‘A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush’ and asks when was the last time that saying was true for you.”

“After ten minutes of staring at the prompt description I pasted into my blank post, I am still stumped.”

“How the hell do I respond to this?”

“Well it so happens that I looked up the meaning of this cliché and means it is better to have a lesser but certain advantage than the possibility of a greater one that may come to nothing. Hmm…sounds confusing. Well, there’s a start but any ideas for this are seemingly being rushed forward in my head with no coherent reasoning. And putting down these crippled thoughts into a working post sounds very amateurish, something I have done in the past that left me feeling vulnerable and stupid.”

“Guess I’ll have to go the scenic route and check out some other blogs for inspiration. There’s Angloswiss and Marilyn Armstrong who always have a strong view on things. Mrs. Swiss did another memorable piece about her cats that put some faith in my blogging again and Mrs. Armstrong did an appropriate rant in the form of a conversation that inspired me to rant as well. Where was Tom Balisteri today? I guess he didn’t have any witty poetry in response to this – that’s how bad it was today; he usually can take anything and make it gold.”

“Oh, why should I care about responding to this so late at night? It’s not worth hacking up a hasty post that will only get about 4 to 5 likes anyway. That’s not what I am about. It would be a mistake in my mind to respond to something I have no interest in responding to – doing that only ends in sadness and failure and I am learning to avoid that.”

“But as the clock ticks down to the next day, the WordPress clock automatically advancing to the next and showing up as such in any of my posts published this late, I am desperately trying to avoid a gap in blogging and get something down for human (and maybe animal) eyes to see.”

“Pouring out negative thoughts about this prompt have helped somewhat to give me new hope in blogging.”

“Oh, look, it’s one of the ‘Friendly editors’ at WordPress.”

“Hello, you seem to be having a problem with the prompt today. Is it too restricted? Can’t you figure out something to write? ”

“No, and getting to it this late at night, 10 o’clock-ish, really makes me think ‘Why bother?'”

“‘Why bother?’ Well, for one, we techies take extra care when cooking up these little jump starters to your day, but as you are getting to it at night, well, we have nothing for you there. Sorry. We hope you figure out your problem. On to more pressing matters.”

“Then the hell with you.”

“Is the end near for this little blogging experience of mine?”

“I don’t know. It just seems like I am getting busier with other things these days (such as working on my YouTube channel, pouring my heart and soul in making great videos) and have put blogging on the back-burner per say. I always reminisce about the days before I had a blog, when I didn’t have a nagging obligation to fulfill.”

“I’m going to forget about this terrible day for blogging and instead play a game of Parcheesi with my folks, a game most people in their 20s would have no interest in. But I’m wise beyond my years. It’s something that will take my mind off of uninspired posting. Good day. I’ll see you tomorrow.”