The Solution

Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else.

“What should I do?” he asked. “I need to have an answer by tomorrow and I have no idea where to start”

She sat in the chair across from him looking down at her hands, silent.

“Any ideas? If this happened to you, what would you do?”

No response

“Are you even listening to me?”


Well then tell me what I should do. Tell me how I am supposed to get this figured out in 1 day. They just keep throwing more and more stuff at me and expect me to be able to function normally? This is not fair, why am I the only one that is getting screwed here?”


“Is that all you have to say? This affects you too ya know, it affects everybody” he said emphatically.


“What the hell do you mean ‘nope’. You are not helping, in fact you are making it worse. You are supposed to be my friend and all you are doing is sitting there like nothing happened.” His voice was slowly getting louder as he spoke, with an edginess that showed his frustration.

No response.

“My life is going crazy right now and all you do is sit there and look at the freakin’ ground. What am I supposed to do? You are supposed to be my friend!”

“I am” she said looking up at his reddening face.

“Then tell me what I am supposed to do! Tell me how I am supposed to react! Tell me, don’t just sit there like a damn idiot!”

“Just shut up and listen” was all she said as she stood up to walk away

“But I don’t hear anything!” he yelled.

“That my friend, IS your problem.”


About joatmon14

Man in recovery from everything, looking for a little help, inspiration and direction.... Have spent the last 25 years working in big business, getting lost in all the chaos, not feeling like what I did mattered. By no means am I a professional writer nor do I even think I am that good, but it is something I love to do. Getting lost in a world of words, even for just a little while is why I started my blogs. In reality, at the age of 49 I am trying to find my voice. To find my passion. Maybe starting a little late, but better late than never. I write for me, I enjoy reading other's thoughts very much as well and look forward to the day that I can hold an extended, intelligent, meaningful conversation with YOU View all posts by joatmon14

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