Stuck for something to write about? Grab a word – any word! Any word from anywhere! Grab it, attach it to screen or paper and go for it! Easy!
- Grab your word, e.g. take ‘stuck’, the first word in this post.
- Take ownership of the word.
- Water it and allow the word to grow!
- Whilst waiting, take heed of this example:
Stuck to this chair, in this office, in this place, I find it hard to focus. One wrong number, one wrong digit in this part code, and I could be ordering a £600,000 diamond, instead of a cut of cubic zirconia, its cheap-synthetic alternative.
One wrong touch of this keypad, and I could be out of this chair and out of this job. It’s an option almost worthy of my consideration.
As my fingers hover and fly over the keys, a sparkle bounces off my wedding ring and catches my drifting thoughts. The sparkle tells me that it too is cheap, that it too is just a piece of cubic zirconia; a tiny cut of cubic zirconia, stuck fast into a band of stainless steel; low-quality stainless steel, not worthy of a place in my cutlery drawer, hamming itself up as an serious alternative to white-gold.
My husband is a cheapskate, and I’m stuck in a low-grade and low-paid cheapskate of a job. Time for a change.
One wrong touch of this keypad. My tip of my ring finger stops its hovering, refocuses on its target, and begins its descent …
And who’s the one who’s stuck now? I hear you ask. What happened to the rest of the story? Where is your middle and where is the ending?
Like I said …, I’ve watered the seed, coaxed up the seedling, and now? Now, I’m taking a step back. I’m giving the story some ‘me time’. I’m giving it some space in which to grow.
Okay, I admit it. I’m stuck.
Copyright owned by Jay Cool, February 2019
P.S. Stuck for words? Try one of these:
Or, if a Trumped up wall of words seems insurmountable, stick to the singular! Stay focused. Stay ….
All images included in this post are courtesy of Pixabay.com (creative commons licensed).