Get A Life

She was quite serious when she looked me straight in the eye and said…, “Your writing sucks and nobody reads your blog.  Before you publish your posts, you should ask yourself if what you wrote is helpful to anyone, or is it engaging, fun, exciting, or compelling.  I admit that you have written some decent posts, but then you follow them up by writing trash involving sex, or farting, and no grown-up person wants to read that crap.  You don’t have to respond to every prompt and your work is better when you write fewer posts.  I have never seen you use any emojis in your writing and people like them, because those little smiling faces make it easier for us to communicate.  Emojis let us express thoughts and feelings to an audience and those funny icons provide a surge of joy.  A simple symbol can communicate complex emotions making conversations possible, so we are able to express ourselves better and more imaginatively.”

George spoke to Helen and said, “Why don’t you just tell me how you really feel about my writing and don’t hold anything back?  You are right about saying that when I respond to fewer posts that my writing is better, but sometimes I don’t know that I have produced a real stinker till after I finished writing it.  I have my regular prompts that I respond to, and I like being challenged, but sometimes I feel like I don’t have anything good to say and I feel like I am only writing out of some type of gratitude that I am trying to show to the host because I feel indebted to them for responding to my posts, or because they have left comments on mine.   As far as emojis go, I am waiting for the one that says, shove it up your big fat ass and when I find that one, I will start using those God dammed emojis.”  Helen said, “That is the spirit and if you use an eggplant and a peach, people will get the message.”

Written for Fandango’s Story Starter #35.

18 thoughts on “Get A Life

  1. Hahaha! Where did you find this fitting image? I have curtailed my writing from 5 posts a day to 2 posts because I want to write something meaningful.

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  2. Uh oh. Did you write this post because you were expressing some type of gratitude that you are trying to show to the host (me) because you feel indebted to them (me) for responding to your posts, or because they (I) have left comments on yours?

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