Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.
At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.
My words are:
Ferris wheel ~ shortage ~ Saturn ~ collectibles ~ iron-clad ~ catchy
They were submitted by: http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/
I’ve been staring at these words for over a week now, and I still don’t know what I’m going to write about. The struggle is real. I even tried to get inspiration from man-child.
Me: “Help me write my blog this week using words like Saturn, Ferris wheel and collectibles.”
Man-child: “Saturn is a nice planet. Wanna see my crocodile pushups?”
Me: “That’s it? That’s all you got for me? Saturn is a nice planet?”
Man-child: “I can’t do your homework for you mom, that’s what you always tell me.”
Usually I feel like I’m always writing stories in my head, so it completely blows when my head is empty. Well not empty exactly. It feels like being stuck at the top of a Ferris Wheel. The whole world appears stretched out before you, but you can’t make out details. Everything looks small and far away, and instead of a clear picture, you’re left with vague impressions and an overwhelming sense of how truly small you are in the big scheme of things.
I’ve got a million thoughts floating around but can’t get a firm grasp on any of them, and some of them I’d like to forget altogether. I think the current political climate of our country is turning my usually clear and concise thoughts and ideas into a jumbled mess of mush. There seems to be a shortage of common sense among my fellow Americans. I’m not going to make this a political post because that’s just not in my wheelhouse, but the whole process has left a bitter taste in my mouth, and I’m so over it.
I saw a news story about a new dating website called Maple Match, where you can find a nice Canadian and settle down in your new country if you don’t like our next President and want to flee the U.S. I kinda wish Adam Levine was Canadian. You can also resettle on a low-pop island in Canada should you choose to do so. Canada has produced some very yummy eye candy, not gonna lie. Men like: Ryan Gosling, Taylor Kitsch, Scott Speedman, Drake, Nathan Fillion, Justin Bieber…okay well, I could have just stopped at Ryan Gosling, let’s be honest. And so you men don’t feel left out, we have Rachel McAdams, Elisha Cuthbert, Evangeline Lilly, Nina Dobrev… Every time I turn on the news, I seriously consider just relocating to Saturn and starting my own colony. I mean, according to man-child, it’s a nice planet. Those rings are sexy.
I do enjoy this spotify commercial, it’s catchy.
Honest and open dialogue doesn’t seem to exist anymore. I sometimes have the overwhelming sensation that the whole world has lost it’s collective mind. All of our tiny brains sitting in tiny jars, lined up from one end of the universe to another, sold to aliens as collectibles, evidence of our folly and arrogance.
Somehow in my ramblings, I’ve managed to use almost all my words. I’m channeling my inner Donald. Over 600 words, yet I didn’t really say anything. No matter who we end up electing, is it possible to get an iron-clad prenup? So, if we wake up and realize what a huge mistake we’ve made, no matter which side you find yourself camped on, we can extricate ourselves as painlessly and quickly as possible?
At least Jon Snow is alive (for you Game of Thrones fans). And Adam Levine is back to his super sexy self on The Voice. And I’ve got a Kindle full of great books to lose myself in. All is not lost… Excuse me while I fall back into my #showhole and finish watching all the episodes of Criminal Minds (I’m on season 8).
I wish I could have done my words better justice, but at least you have these other incredible writers to peruse at your leisure and help fill the void I’ve left you with today ❤
Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts: