"I'm going to speak my mind because I have nothing to lose."--S.I. Hayakawa

Friday, September 28, 2012

What am I? A writing prompt from Ann Linquist

Our online writing instructor asked us to look at something in a different way and write about it without revealing what "it" is.  Can you guess my "it?"

Odd that I never considered you like this before. Odd in a bad way, not a good way. There you sit, like  a frightful gargoyle freed from your concrete bulwarks, disguised in commonality. You think you rule the land, don’t you? We couldn’t exist without you? That without you, chaos would reign supreme and orderly society perish from the earth?

I despise you, you wolf in sheep’s clothing, pretending you are merely here to serve, hiding your latent intent, appearing docile and innocent while you wait the exact moment to pounce upon the unsuspecting. You silently contemplate your mischief, then rise up, shrieking like banshees from Hades.

Do you really think us so gullible, so innocent, so unwary of your kind?

Think again. We know you. We know what a malingering evil you are.

(Facebook friends:  no fair revealing an answer you already know.)


  1. I know! I know! I know! Well....I think I know. ;)

  2. Answer: An alarm clock ready to ring.