Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My Companion

“Ok, what did you accomplish by saying that?...Did you really need to offer your opinion?...Jeez, that was a dumb-ass thing to do….So, what’s the big deal?...Just let it go!…Yeah, you showed his ass...but, maybe a little over the top, don’t you think?...Chill out man…you’re gonna’ get there eventually...Does everything have to be so serious?...Really, do you need to talk politics?...Just talk about the weather, for God’s sake…oh yeah, that’s a tough subject these days too... ”

If you hadn’t already guessed, I am introducing you to my inner companion. He goes wherever I go and talks to me all the time. He is a harsh critic and very judgmental. He’s especially annoying when he contradicts himself and rambles.

I think that most people have an inner companion, so I guess I can’t really complain. It’s just that this guy never shuts up.
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I wrote this for the Week 104 Trifecta Writing Challenge where we are to write a 33-333 word composition using the word, “companion” in the context of one that is closely connected with something similar or one who is employed to live with and serve another.

Your comments are appreciated.

21 comments:

  1. Dear lum, I'm taking that guy out for coffee-so you can have a little well deserved peace and quiet for a change:)

    Well done-we can all so easily relate to this!

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    1. Thanks Pirate. I hope the caffeine doesn't make my companion more hyper!

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  2. You should hear my inner one. She can be quite the crabby bitch. Good thing she has me to keep her quiet...on the outside!

    Well done! I was wondering through the first part who was going the talking ;-)

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    1. Thanks Gina. I was worried that my opener was too obvious. Maybe you can tell me how to keep this guy quiet :)

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  3. I pay mine to shut up. A glass of wine or a bit of dark chocolate. Sometimes I take her to the movies for 2 hours of quiet. On the upside I don't think I'd care to spend time with anyone who did not have an inner companion. Might be the definition of psychopath. Nicely done, lum. I enjoyed it. :)

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    1. Thanks Steph. I appreciate the point of view that the inner companion is a part of being a "normal" person. I really wouldn't want to get rid of him, just tone him down a bit. :)

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  4. Man can I relate to this! Love that opening soliloquy, and the line about being judgemental. And never shutting up.
    Thanks for the chuckle, lumdog!

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    1. Thank you kymm. I'm glad you enjoyed the humor as I was afraid this was too grim.

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  5. Ha. You got me. I gave up on it and quit reading it. Then returned to realize it really did have a point, a point I could relate to all to well. (Don't admit that!) Oh shut up, and get back inside my head where you belong. (Dadburn it I never get to have any fun.)

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    1. Thank you Charles. Maybe our inner companions can do lunch one day! :)

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  6. Hahaha, so funny and so true! My inner companion is a real downer, too. (She's apparently never heard the saying, "if you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all!")

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    1. Thanks Janna. I'm glad you enjoyed the humor. Yeah, my companion is such a negative sort. I think I might have a positive inner companion, but he never speaks up.

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  7. My inner companion is a good, well mannered, mentally stable, normal person that hates being inside of me and punches me every other minute in anger in frustration.

    well done.

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    1. Maybe you two could hang out or something. I try to avoid my guy, when I can. Thanks Lance.

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  8. Mine never shuts up...always second guessing and feeling guilty. This was very well done. It took me a while to figure it out but you bit the bulls-eye!

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  9. Monkey brain. Tell it to shut up, you're awesome. :-) Thanks for linking up, Lumdog. I enjoyed this one.

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  10. Wouldnt stress too much about it there are whole religions devoted to that particular "problem" and having other folks telling ya not to stress real helpful I know ;-)

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  11. Your companion and mine should meet. They'd get along swell.

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  12. Ah yes, this was a great approach and a witty take on the prompt. Enjoyed it! :))

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  13. lol. I feel for you cause my inner companion is the quite one that tries to make me hush at appropriate times. I totally tune her out and keep on babbling. :)

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  14. If truth be told... well done, Lum.

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