Overcoming Bloglessness

Tell Me A Story



Daily Prompt

Writer’s Block Party.

When was the last time you experienced writer’s block? What do you think brought it about — and how did you dig your way out of it?



Writer’s block won the battle yesterday, as it often does. Write a story about a stranger in a photo. Even with a prompt and a photo that spells it out, writer’s block won.

Not that I didn’t write.  I wrote in the third person, I wrote in the girl’s voice, I wrote from the kid’s perspective. I just wasn’t happy with any of it so I gave up and went to bed.

I think part of my problem is Fiction Blockage. I seldom read fiction and I don’t make stuff up.  Much. I’d like to get better at it.

Will you tell me the story in this photo? I’m curious to see if it’s close to what I was thinking.

C’mon, please? Just a shorty?



Author: Susan B Raven

For many years I have suffered from debilitating bloglessness, only writing in my head, while everyone else posted and shared with ease. Previous attempts at recovery have failed, my secret journals edited to death, pages torn out, crumpled and trashed. I will not succumb to this embarassing condition. I will continue to struggle against the rampant backspacing and endless blank staring. I refuse to relapse into the void that is bloglessness. I can do it. I am doing it. I am Overcoming Bloglessness.

9 thoughts on “Tell Me A Story

  1. Carrie laughed at her father. “Dad, I can, and will, last ten seconds on the bull. Just wait, you’ll have to eat those words.”

    (Okay, so it’s not the whole story, but I have to run!)

  2. Kid rolls eyes. ‘Look, I’m playing cool about this, but really… Stop looking like you want to eat her!’

  3. Congratulations Helen! 🙂

    I think the kid has a crush on Cowboy too, in a little brother sorta way.

  4. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!

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