Welcome to Day 22 of 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing, the creative writing challenge that 4 out of 5 “human oddities artistes” agree is the reason for the term sideshow freak. Today’s prompt is Compulsively, and it might have been my idea but that doesn’t mean anything, okay? Don’t forget to link up at the end of this post if you participated in today’s challenge before returning Jim Rose’s phone call.
In The Beginning
How did she let him talk her into this? It’ll be fun, he said. I’ll do all the work, he promised. And the kicker? It’ll be the easiest money you’ve ever made!
If she had a nickel…well, if she did, she wouldn’t have let her talk him into this.
But she had and there was no point in crying about it now. It was out there. She had agreed and now it was out there. It didn’t matter that nobody knew it was out there. She knew.
And that meant she couldn’t let it go. Not until… well, until she was satisfied.
So she’d spent the day prepping. Polishing. Perfecting. Going over things again and again. Finally it was ready. She was ready. She had taken a deep breath and guided the mouse over to the “publish” button. Their first blog post was on the Internet.
And then she’d spent the next four hours compulsively pressing the F5 key, waiting for someone, anyone, to leave a comment.
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