PROMPTuesday #197: Absurdities and Oddities

Man, I’d love to write regularly here again, read you all, and comment. I suppose I must realize that as a freelancer, I’ll never have enough time and that the word “free” is both evil and a Godsend.


So you know how some days you’re just done and sit in front of the TV for some dumb time and something comes on that you’re too tired to turn? (Another symptom of doneness is when you drop the kids off at camp and make it all the way home without realizing you’ve been singing “Old MacDonald” the entire time. And that you didn’t have to.) Well, this dumb watching sometimes leads me to shows I never even knew existed, like “I Killed My BFF,” and “Celebrity Ghost Stories featuring Aaron Carter,” and it is in that vein that I pose today’s writing prompt:



I’m hoping and praying you all have one, because it will determine my level of honesty in sharing mine.


Please post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.


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3 Responses to “PROMPTuesday #197: Absurdities and Oddities”

  1. David says:

    I’ve got this addiction to massage videos on Youtube. Nothing strange, pornographic, or kinky here, just that I find them very relaxing to watch. Probably because I’d love to have one myself. What’s awkward is that my wife saw me watching once and thought I was surfing porn.

  2. Julie says:

    I have a strange addiction to starting things and passing them off to people to continue. I do it all the time… I wish I could monetize this, but it doesn’t work like that… I just get the satisfaction of knowing that I made a difference (which is, actually, very cool — and why I think I continue to do it). I think it is because I don’t feel qualified or good enough, but I have all these great ideas and just begin them. I wish I had depth, knowledge, staying power so that I could see things through longer and reap some rewards though, at least more often.

  3. jennifurla says:

    My strange addiction is my 2 pack a day juicy fruit chewing habit…my poor teeth

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