Sometimes we find it hard to write when we just don’t feel like there is much to say, but one subject never seems to be at a loss for words.
What pisses you off?
Gets under your skin?
Your pet peeve?
What do you love to hate?
Like that annoying postal worker that thinks she needs an entire airline’s worth of a runway to pull up to your mailbox and deliver without having to lean too far out of her vehicle to drop off your mail.
She leaves little hate notes with drawings of her flight plan in your mailbox to demand compliance or else, (or else even though she has to dismount for the packages and walk them to your porch anyway) she will not deliver letters if she must lean to the side to do so.
What? Since when was there a non-leaning policy put into effect?
You find her grievances to be a joke because she often doesn’t deliver your mail in the first place, lean or no lean.
You notice each time when you go to fetch your missing mail from the post office, (wondering if you should have prepared for a hostage negotiation or will they in fact lean across the counter to hand it to you) that she scribbled large in black marker “BOX UNREACHABLE” across your mail like a gang member tagging their turf.
Adding insult to injury you see her all over town getting off her broom to cheerfully hand-deliver mail to the various neighbors and shop owners that have perfectly placed stretch-free boxes at the roadside getting first-class treatment, sans the scowl you thought was just an unfortunate countenance… in that moment you really understand where the term going postal stems from, but I digress…
Look inside yourself, it shouldn’t take but a second to pin down that one subject that can get your words rolling. Handle the subject any way you like, but explore through a short burst of writing about that one thing that you can’t stand.
If you feel generous please share some of your writing here so we may commiserate with you.
Should this subject not appeal to you, try one of these other topics by Ryan Robinson at Creative Live.