Written for the 30-day creative writing challenge hosted by Nicky and Mike of We Work For Cheese. Today's prompt is A Roadblock.
There are all kinds of roadblocks. The ones we see on the street are easily overcome by a detour directing us around the event that caused the blockage.
Bloggers face roadblocks too. We stare at blank screens until our eyes glaze over like the remnants of yesterday's donuts. We mark out endless lines of slumber-inducing stories written after too much indulgence has turned our brains too mush. Mental roadblocks are the worst because there are no detours, no signs and no one directing our mental traffic around the barricades.
Now let's check in with Bonnie Blogger to see what's on her mind.
Nothing. That's what's on my mind. It's blank! My mind is a total blank. I am supposed to write a post every day for 30 days and what have I got? This is only day 2 and I am blanking out. I've got nothing here. Geez, what was I thinking?
What I thought was that having a goal would help me get back on track, get back to my blogging roots. I mean you can only depend on picture posts for so long. But no! I have a list of 30 pre-selected topics and I totally freeze. The cheese has already been devoured, and the next
course food-related topic isn't until day 12.
I can probably use my cats for days 7 & 10. Day 8 is easy, and 18 is probably good too. Day 30 is a common saying around here.
There should be a day devoted to wine. Oh wait, I think that's day 26, and I don't know if I can hang on that long. Who came up with these crazy prompts anyway? I know, I know, they asked for suggestions, but did I offer any? Noooo, I just sat back and waited to see what the powers that be decided we should write about.
I could be writing about a tropical paradise, about lying in a hammock sipping exotic drinks from a pineapple with fancy little paper umbrellas and being fanned by handsome natives whose only English consists of "yes" and "would you like another"?
I could be writing about...well you get the idea. But no, I had to wait and see. Therefore, I am at the mercy of two
insane creative folks and their equally insane creative list of topics. All of which are barring my way to scoring the coveted 500 point post. Major mental roadblock in progress.
Likely by the time this is over I'll need to get on the waiting list for therapy since I hear those who took part in the last challenge are still there.
So, there sits Bonnie Blogger,
gulping copious amounts of drinking wine and weeping over an crumb-covered plate once filled with cheese, desperately wishing she had two mildly amusing words to put together.