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Conversation With Myself – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #22

I’ve been mulling over Crispina’s photo for two days now.  We’ve had a few paths or gates so far – albeit all very different – and I didn’t want to find myself telling a different version of a previous story.  What to do?  I found myself having an internal dialogue, going over ideas.  Hey….there ya go.  Make that the story.  So I did.  Care to join in on the fun?  Just click here to find out all the rules and regs.  There are none!  Well, except going over 150 words.  That’s the only rule.  Not so tough, eh?

Conversation With Myself

Does that path up ahead look smooth to you?

No, why? Is it supposed to be?

I though it might be; at least somewhat.

Where’d you get that notion?

I figured I’d earned it by now.

Based on what, exactly?

My age, years worked, life experiences

And you figured by now, all the hard stuff would be done?

Pretty much

Kind of presumptuous, no?

You think? I just didn’t figure I’d be starting over so late in the game.

Life’s funny like that.  Just when you think you have it figured out—

Boom!  Here comes another rock, jutting out just enough to trip you

You know what they say, right?

Oh shut up! 

But it’s true!

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger… Ugh.

You’re resilient.  You can handle it.

Well maybe I’d just like for things to ease up!

They will, in time.


Soon enough.

I hate you.



70 thoughts on “Conversation With Myself – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #22

  1. I don’t think it ever gets any easier, we just become more accepting of the challenges that are placed in our path. Maybe because after a certain point, it isn’t the first time we’ve done this.. I really like where you took this.

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    • I think you’re right, Violet. If you’re living and not just existing, then new challenges will be added, the old ones becoming something you’ve conquered and are now comfortable. So you might whinge about them once in a while, but it is what makes life exhilarating! 😊😉


  2. Dear Dale,

    How true to life this one is. I imagine you’ve had more than one of these tough conversations with yourself. Fortunately you seem to always come out on top. You inspire me. ❤

    Shalom and lotsa hugs,


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    • Dear Rochelle,

      I am glad you thought so. There have been quite a few and there will be many more, I’ve no doubt. That reliant thing I seem to possess ;-). Aww. That means a lot to me. As you inspire me!

      Shalom and lotsa love,



  3. Wandering down some new roads myself. Irony: As I get older, I do this ON PURPOSE, knowing full well there will be ROCKS! Good times. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Write on, Dale!

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  4. Q,

    I dig the rocks, those little buggers make things interesting and keep me from jumping, LOL.

    What I dig more is the internal dialogue idea, because that IS a post. Hell, that is a book. A writer who is engaged in a solitary discussion is sort of like the bone to a piece of meat; it’s where the flavor comes from. And so applause to you for going there.

    May you find a less rocky path sooner than later, and may it be some place warm and sandy so you don’t have to deal with snowstorms that come out of nowhere and drop half a foot of snow on you! 🙂


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    • B,

      They do make things interesting and thank God they keep you from jumping!

      I thank you for such a great comment. The conversations I have inside my head are on-going and cover everything and nothing.

      And I thank you for your wish. It would be nice to have a less rocky path but we don’t want to get complacent, eh? And I could do without freak snowstorms in April, thank you very much!


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      • Jumping in the literary sense. As in, Imma jump out the window if the words don’t take the wheel. Get out the way Jesus! Let the words through!

        Of course, the laptop goes first. Just to ensure a soft landing. After which I change my mind on that shit and have a bourbon instead. Then shop laptops . . .

        I relate! I have taken to giving my voices numbers. So it’s like my mind has become the DMV. Only more interesting than the DMV.

        That pic you sent, for a hot second I thought you had a really bad case of dandruff! I mean . . April for Jiminy sakes!!!

        I do so enjoy the mischief of your methods. 🙂

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  5. I frequently have these conversations with all three of us involved. Me, myself and I. These paths are interesting. Some are wonderful and lead to beautiful vistas while some are quite rocky and you darn well better take care. One thing is sure. All paths lead somewhere. All an Adventure. Attitude and previously learned skills can lead to great things. Love your story Dale.

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    • Ha ha ha!
      And yes, you are so right, Jan. All paths lead to somewhere and the trip is an adventure. Attitude and experience determine the whats and hows of the voyage.
      Thanks so much, Jan.


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