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Archive for June 30th, 2021

Stumbling blocks

I almost wrote a story for a contest. The prize was $20k.  I laid it out in my head and almost wrote it down to submit. 

In the end, I talked myself out of it. I know no one needs another voice cluttering up space on the internet with useless words. 

Maybe I should have?

But I didn’t 

And another opportunity to change my life passed me by without fanfare or notice. 

It’s not that I have nothing to say… Lord knows I’ll talk your ears off if you’re around me very long. But that’s just diarrhea of the mouth, words being ejaculated without meaning or substance. I should have something to say, something of substance and worth.  In the end it was the lack of substance, the lack of worth, and the lack of courage that kept me from submitting anything. 

Would I read what I wrote?  

Probably not… so why burden anyone else?

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