This month Mr B and I are taking part in #BlogFlash2012, run by Terri Giuliano Long.
The idea is simple: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts. Every day there’s a new visual prompt and you have to produce 50-100 words on the theme. The beauty of it is, you can produce anything from a simple anecdote to a piece of flash fiction.
There’s also a Facebook page so you can follow along and swap links.
I am also taking part in NaBloPoMo August.
#BlogFlash2012: #5 Frustration
Many things frustrate me – slow loading times online, those that unlawfully claim benefits or avoid taxes, the majority of reality TV shows. However, there is one thing that really annoys me and sadly I encounter it every day.
I was raised to be a polite and well-mannered person so it’s hard when you brave the streets to find good manners are dying a death. Holding the door for someone and not being acknowledged, people pushing past as if you’re not there, politeness seems to be in decline in the UK and once it’s frustrated me I’m just left saddened.
Frustration, as exampled by any or all of the above:
Missing the bus by 3 seconds
The cheque arriving 15 minutes before the bank closes – when it takes you half an hour to get there
The person ahead in the queue buying the last chocolate muffin
Elation, as exampled by realising that any or all of the above frustrations are easily shaken off.