Professional Help

So, how can I help you?

Well. Where to start? My name is Nicky. I’m the mother of three boys, a marketing manager, and a blogger. Oh, and I love cheese and shoes, not necessarily in that order.

Quite an interesting background. So what can I do for you?

People are worried about me.

Oh? Why’s that?

I’m hosting a blog challenge – that’s where a bunch of bloggers write based on a word or phrase. There are different prompts everyday. Some of them are pretty ridiculous but at least there’s nothing like Outlier or Kafkaesque involved. So, we write everyday and visit each other’s blogs and read and comment.

It sounds like fun, but maybe your family is concerned that you’re overextending yourself?

No, not really. They’re used to being ignored. It’s actually other people who are worried about me. The other bloggers, in particular.

Why are they concerned?

I don’t know. I really don’t. I was kind of hoping you could help me with that. Let’s see if you can figure out why everyone’s all “Nicky’s descending into darkness” and stuff. All I did was poison a helpless old lady and kill a little boy while in a drunken stupor. Oh, and apparently there’s some newspaper article claiming that I’m insane.

Excuse me, what?

Well, not really a newspaper. More like a tabloid rag, really, called The Daily Cheese. Obviously not credible. But you see where I’m going, right? It’s a humour blog and nothing’s funny.


Look, I just haven’t been myself lately. I can’t seem to make the humour work for me. Like, here, look at this. *whips out cell phone* See here, this picture. I took it on my way to work this morning. It’s a truck advertising a company that makes camouflage decals for cars. It’s funny, right, because it’s advertising camouflage decals so in theory, I shouldn’t be able to see it! Total lolz, no?

camo car

I guess it’s pretty ironic, yeah…

Except that today’s theme is scatterbrained which has nothing to do with irony and I can’t figure out any way to connect the dots so that I can marry the two together. All I can think of is a story about a woman who is so scatterbrained, she puts her  cat in the oven and brings the pot roast to the vet. Old ladies, kids and now a cat! Do you know what the Internet will do to someone who kills a cat? It won’t be pretty.

I see your dilemma. But I have a question.

Sure, shoot.

Are you going to order something? ‘Cause you’re blocking the drive-through.




Welcome to Day 6 of the Second Third Annual 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing. Today’s prompt was Scatterbrained and it was brought to you by that international superstar and my best friend, Margaret! Please click on the links below to visit the other people participating in this challenge. They’ll be the ones looking around for their inspiration, while it sits right there on their noses the whole time.

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