My Muse is MIA

It’s Friday. There are a lot of prompts and challenges today, like Jim Adams’ Friday Faithfuls, where he asks us to express our thoughts about whether or not time exists. And Paula Light’s TGIF, where she asks us to share our random thoughts about whatever random subject crosses our mind.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields has her Friday Fictioneers prompt, where she presents a photo and asks us to respond with a post of 100 or fewer words.

And, of course, there are all of the daily word prompts that I usually respond to, like my FOWC with Fandango, The Daily Spur, Word of the Day Challenge, Your Daily Word Prompt, My Vivid Blog, Ragtag Daily Prompt, and E.M.’s Random Word Prompt. But I’m drawing a blank.

There are also poetry prompts, photography prompts, music prompts, wordle prompts, and other prompts designed to inspire and promote creativity. But for some reason, today I am uninspired. I’m so tired of politics that I can’t bear the thought of posting another political rant. Or to grouse about how the Christian nationalists are attempting to impose their beliefs on the rest of us by turning the U.S. from a secular democracy into a Christian theocracy. Nope, I’m not in the mood.

So here I am, uninspired, my muse is MIA. Maybe I’ll go take a nap and, upon awaking, my muse will be by my side once again.

22 thoughts on “My Muse is MIA

  1. Ron. October 7, 2022 / 1:45 pm

    I got a prompt fer ya. One word: Prompt. Please respond promptly. Oh. Wait. You just did that, right?

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  2. JT Twissel October 7, 2022 / 1:54 pm

    I talked to a friend of mine who’s politically active in Contra Costa and she say several Trumpers are running for the school boards so beware. Supposedly they’re disguising the banning of books thing by saying they want to make sure only “age appropriate” books are in school libraries! We’re not immune even though the SF area is in general liberal.

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    • Fandango October 7, 2022 / 8:14 pm

      If you have their names, I’ll be sure to vote against them.


  3. Marilyn Armstrong October 7, 2022 / 2:29 pm

    If I didn’t also take pictures and sometimes draw, my muse would be MIA too, but I have fallback positions. Which also means I lack any reasonable excuse!

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  4. Taswegian1957 October 7, 2022 / 2:47 pm

    Sometimes you have to take a day off, especially when your writing is often motivated by the horrible stuff going on in your country. Enjoy your nap, maybe take a walk and something will come.

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    • Fandango October 7, 2022 / 11:14 pm

      Yes, sometime you just need a break, even if just for a few hours or even a day.


  5. Lou Carreras October 7, 2022 / 3:20 pm

    My best friend used to describe MIA as, “taking time to cogitate my veratibilities.” Take time to cogitate!

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    • Fandango October 7, 2022 / 11:15 pm

      I enjoy cogitating! 😏


  6. Marleen October 7, 2022 / 3:52 pm

    I had to — not as an effort to respond to this topic but because it was simply on my mind as he, in the news, seems so gross… from a cadre (rather than a single generation) of people who got things handed to them (even if only or mainly a college education for free or near free) and then expect everything for themselves and look down on those who didn’t get these handouts/handups* (whether from parents or the government*) and don’t get them as it continues for many in farm and oil subsidies and legal excuses and on and on — do a look-up-and-see, again, to gather whether or not Trump is a boomer (some things are too repugnant, in my gut, for me to want to retain).

    * I think handups are good. I think antisocial arrogance is bad. (I put one of the asterisks by government to add that even serving in the military is now used as a trick (at recruitment ) to promise help for school affordability that is barely there.

    By the way, there is at least one disappointment in what is attributed to millennials (even if a lot of the values offer hope).

    Published November 17, 2016
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    In going from H. W. Bush to Clinton, the presidency jumped over an entire generation, the aptly named Silent Generation (b. 1925-1945)… Of its members, John Kerry (b. 1943) came the closest in 2004, but the Silents never got their president. Will Gen X suffer the same fate, losing out to the more sizeable Millennial generation? Either way, it might be a few more years yet before the Boomers vacate. This is particularly so with Generation Jones, which is the segment born during the last decade of the baby boom. … So far, they have only been represented by Obama…

    Of course, Biden is now the only president from the Silents.

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  7. jilldennison October 7, 2022 / 6:34 pm

    Hmmmm … I think perhaps your muse and mine are off playing hide-and-seek somewhere, for mine’s been missing for a couple of days now! Hope we both get them back soon!

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  8. Nope, Not Pam October 8, 2022 / 2:33 am

    Well you’ve inspired my muse 😆

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    • Fandango October 8, 2022 / 8:29 am

      Thanks, Carol Anne.


  9. Melanie B Cee October 8, 2022 / 12:43 pm

    I’m glad you are optimistic about that muse. I hope she comes bringing the gift of inspiration! Too many of us are having the same trouble – maybe those naughty muses are having a muse convention, but you’d think they’d let someone know!

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