This post is part of a series inspired by prompts from the book 642 Things to Write About by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. If you want to play along, write your own post (on your blog or other online forum) and post a link in the comments. I’ll add “shout-outs” at the end of my post and on the Keep Swimmin’ Facebook page to anyone who shares a link.
The prompt: #77: Screw You.
I woke up this morning excited about a fresh new start. An idea to hang a writing piece on. No more bitching and complaining about things that are annoying me. No more regretful tales of poignant sadness. Hopeful. Optimistic.
And then the prompt: Screw You.
Ouch, Universe. Just – ouch.
All day long those words were bouncing around in my head – Screw You.
A list of things that annoy me? Screw you, dying appliances and glitchy cell phone carrier. Screw you, incompetent people. Grrrrr.
But I couldn’t really get worked up over it. I mean, those things are irritating, but “Screw You” feels like picking a fight. Generating additional conflict. Stewing. And I don’t wanna.
Screw you…screw you…screw you…in my head…all day.
How do you make “screw you” funny? (My go to is to try to make it funny.) I can’t figure it out. It isn’t funny. Unless you can do some convoluted thing about an animated screw who tells jokes and then….yeah, it doesn’t work.
Screw you…screw you…screw you.
And by the time I was driving home I was thinking, “SCREW YOU, Screw you…I don’t want to write about you.” I don’t wanna.
But then I did. So there.
Who is Playing Along
James at Yonder Ponder
Kelly (in the comments)
Kate at Random Ramblings of Miss Kate