Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Challenge: Average Day

This is part of the weekly Blogging Challenge over at Long and Short Reviews. If you'd like to participate, you can find the prompts here. They also put up a post every Wednesday where you go and link your response -- and see everyone else's. Check out their homepage to find it.

The challenge for this week is "an average day in my life". 

Folks, it's 2020. I don't know what an average day even smells like anymore. I can barely tell if news headlines are real, satire, wildly misrepresented, or possibly actually occurring in an alternate timeline that's so close to our own that anyone might stumble into it by accident. The President of the United States is accepting bribes in exchange for pardons? Of course he is. The annual Freshwater Squid Festival in Sebring, Florida will be live-streamed to local residents this year because of COVID-19 restrictions? Sounds legit. Mink turn out to be able to catch and spread COVID, and they had to exterminate whole farms of them in Denmark, and now they're rising from their graves? On one level, tragic and horrible; on another level, we're just lucky they aren't coming back to devour the flesh of the living. 

I do not understand how this year can have lasted for this many horrifying centuries and yet somehow I also only have a couple of weeks left to get ready for Christmas. 

Right. So. Anyway... I got nothing for an "average" day right now. No idea. Wouldn't know an average day if it dropped out of a tree and wrapped its tentacles around my head. I mean, at this point I can't even remember whether New York City actually exists, or if it's just one of those fictional shared worlds where a lot of people set their stories. Maybe it's only in DC comics? Whatever. Doesn't matter. 

Anyway, since I have no valid way to answer this prompt, I'm just going to send you over to my answer from a similar prompt last year, where I also utterly failed to answer the question.


  1. Honestly, I had the same problem. You're not alone.

  2. I'm right there with you Micheal. Can't tell reality from fantasy or horror. So I happily stick my head in my fantasy world and ignore the rest. Always thought reality was overrated. LOL Thanks for sharing. Here's mine.

  3. It does seem like we're living in Bizzaro World. Reference Superman comics. Thanks for coming by Michael.

  4. It's a tough world these days. Truly hoping next year will be better, but not holding my breath... hang in there!

  5. You're right. Nothing is average. Even Christmas feels muted and just not as much fun. ((hugs))

  6. Yeah, nothing is average at the moment. Just keeping going.


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