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This Was Supposed To Be A Whole Other Post

Welcome to Day 13 of 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing, the creative writing challenge that 4 out of 5 athletes agree is the reason for jock itch. Today’s prompt is Unintended, and this is all Barb. Don’t forget to link up at the end of this post if you participated in today’s challenge before scratching.

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This Was Supposed To Be A Whole Other Post

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Unintended: un-in-ten-did

adj. Not deliberate or intentional; unplanned

I was going to tell you all about this really interesting video I saw of Edward Tenner on Ted.com. He was talking about unintended consequences. It was fascinating and it started me thinking about some unintended things that I was going to share with you.

Here’s an example of what I was going to share: Ziva’s The Day I Met Abraham Lincoln prompt was unintended.

Here’s another example: The fact that I placed Ziva’s The Day I Met Abraham Lincoln prompt on Day 12 of the challenge – falling on Abraham Lincoln’s actual birthday – was unintended.

And here’s the final example: Me hitting OFF instead of SNOOZE and waking up too late to finish the post I started to write for today’s Unintended prompt and consequently throwing this post together at the last possible minute was completely unintended!

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  • What an idiot I am. I never even noticed that Lincoln’s birthday stunt. You are wily and probably completely screwed if you’re trying to make it to work on time.

  • Ah, it’s the late Ms Nicky, is it?

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  • Nicky, lovely Nicky, you’ve stolen my idea.
    And now I have to come up with another one, my dear.
          I need a little break first
          A cup of tea, a breather
    Ooh, may I sit and watch you making out with pretty Ziva?

    (*bows* Thank you, I’ll be here ’til March, try the fish)

  • Barb

    🙂 nest unintended plans!

  • I’m guessing that jock itch is mostly unintended as well?

  • Maybe hitting the Off button was unintended but you still managed a post. I thought the Abraham Lincoln prompt was picked because it was his birthday. What are the odds???

  • I think all of my posts are unintended. This one is great for the prompt. Abe’s birthday already happened?

  • This is possibly the most difficult prompt yet. Congratulations on successfully pulling it out of the fire.

  • I cannot believe that you somehow manage to place my unintended prompt on the day of Abe’s birthday, that is a freaky coincidence. Wanna get busy?

  • You really didn’t plan the birthday with Abraham Lincoln? WOW! You are GOOD!

  • KZ

    That Abraham Lincoln birthday coincidence was crazy serendipitous, but I have to admit I’m a little disillusioned now that I realize you weren’t just being clever about the writing prompt.

  • I think some of these unintended were intended, but then unintended for the sake of an intended blog post? Huh? What?

  • Bahahahhahahah! I’ve hit the off button instead of the snooze, unintended MANY times!

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