Keeping our emotions and tongues in check even when you feel like exploding with anger or indignation over an injustice, injury or insult and waiting for the right time to act on them is the best way to survive. Another adage comes to mind;
“Revenge is a dish best served cold”
So if you marry these two quotes, you get the perfect strategy to deal with potentially dangerous situations.
What is or who is The Really You? No, really, as in really you? Who are you really? That’s basically what this game is about – who are you – who is – the really you!
Every week – just three questions – about you to tell us!
What are you reading then?
I have Doggerd bySue Vincent, We hide what we hate aboutourselvesby Mel of Learner at love, and A better man by Louise Penny on my kindle, open at this time! I am juggling these three and trying to finish them.
What prompts you to respond to prompts?
Words, which I can weave into a story or a poem. And pictures that trigger my imaginationto write something about them. Sometimes a single word can make an idea pop into my brain and a post, poem or a story comes out in my writing.
What is your favoured style of writing genre?
Though I never imagined, poetry is my new favorite genre of writing. I find that it is easier to express myself via poems. A few words carry a wealth of meaning and have more impact than paragraphs full of words! I would not say that I write good poems because they seldom rhyme and are mostly free verse, but it really gives me satisfaction when I can say what I want to, by a poem!
The nature of this game for the writer is to Create and Flash Fictionalise a story of no more than 300 words on a snippet of eavesdropped conversation that l provide.
Today’s Eaves Dropped Conversation Snippet is … from 2012
“Mm, that’s a little disappointing – all that talk and l thought it would be bigger than that”
She ripped the wrapping paper in a few seconds and grabbed the box inside. Ouch! She just broke her nail trying to open the box. Wait, let me get something to open it, she thought and grabbed a pair of scissors!
Well as fate decreed, instead of opening the box, the blade of the scissors slipped and made a deep gash in her palm. Her friend Cath called 911 and she was taken to the ER, on the double.
The doctors stitched up the cut and bandaged it well. She also got pain meds and was almost fine in a few days. The cut healed nicely but left a scar.
Minnie thought to have a scar like that was grand and started boasting about it to her friends. When she met Mike, she couldn’t resist the temptation to boast about it to him. He asked her to show it to her and when he saw it he said, “Mm, that’s a little disappointing – all that talk and l thought it would be bigger than that”