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The Daily prompt – June 13th


1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.

The Prompt: 

“I’ve been giving it a lot of thought, and I’m ready to say that this is all your fault.”

About Doran Simmons

I'm a writer and a camper and a keeper of fish. I was trained as a flight instructor and work day jobs and write nonsense for public consumption (hopefully).

5 comments on “The Daily prompt – June 13th

  1. The Running Son
    June 13, 2013

    “I’ve been giving it a lot of thought, and I’m ready to say that this is all your fault”

    I comment. I common?
    no coming reply. No
    comely ceremony
    master asking for
    clarification. No coat-rack
    or complementary
    coffee. no commotion.

    But locomotion! Lone
    prompt answering
    daily, and tomorrows
    prompt waiting. I
    ate and showered
    waiting for my open
    comment section.

    I Don’t rent the space. I Only borrow.


    • Dave
      June 13, 2013

      Really enjoyed you final line. Excellent way of taking ownership of your post. Thanks for posting this.

  2. Genevieve Cammer
    June 13, 2013

    I’ve been giving it a lot of thought, and I’m ready to say this is all your fault. I never would have hacked into the school’s system and changed your grades if you didn’t blabber without end about how pathetic they were, how your parents were going to be so mad, blah, blah, blah. Now you tell me you wanted me to help you study! Well you should have been more specific. And anyways, it was way easier just to hack in and change your grades rather than to spend hours trying to explain to you why x=the absolute value of y. It’s not my fault if you suck at math so you shouldn’t punish me by making me help you study. Instead of griping all the time, you could have just took me aside and said. “Don’t change my school grades on the computer. It’s illegal and you’ll get arrested.” Where were you as my voice of reason? Now i’m sitting in a jail cell with rusted bars, chewing stale gum and there is a girl on the bench with a half-shaved head and skull tattoos on her neck who is really freaking me out. Thanks a lot. I hope your happy.

  3. Dave
    June 13, 2013

    I’ve been giving this a lot of thought and I’m ready to say this is all your fault.
    You didn’t give me much choice in the matter.
    I really never had any say
    You never thought to ask me my opinion
    You didn’t seem to care
    You ignored me really
    At first at least
    I went way out of my way just to get you to actually notice I was there
    Then it took a lot of effort just to get you to even listen to me
    To acknowledge me
    And then, when I finally had your attention, you simply took over
    You took charge
    Every thing went your way and I felt like I was just along for the ride
    And what a ride.
    Oh sure, once in awhile, you’d stop and listen to me
    But for the most part it has always been about you
    What you want
    What you think is best
    Your happiness
    What about me?
    What about my happiness?
    What about what I want?
    What about what I think is best?
    Do you know how hard I’ve worked just to get here?
    Yes you do.
    Of course you do, because you know I wouldn’t have it any other way.
    Because you know I live for you and only you and I always have
    And two kids and 20 years later I have to say
    I’ve been giving this a lot of thought and I’m ready to say this is all your fault.
    Oh, and thank you for that.

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