I’m not timorous by nature, but with the performance of the stock market lately, my retirement nest egg is withering away, and I’ve developed a case of the collywobbles.
It’s impossible to take notice of the precipitous fall and not be concerned. But I told my wife, “I know it’s for the birds, honey, but don’t worry, when market bounces back, we’ll have money left to spare.”
(Exactly 68 words)
Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the prompt is “collywobbles” in exactly 68 words. Also for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (timorous), Fandango’s One-Wird Challenge (stock), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (withering), My Vivid Blog (impossible), Ragtag Daily Prompt (birds), Word of the Day Challenge (honey), and The Daily Spur (spare).
In case you’re not familiar with the expression “for the birds,” it’s an American idiom describing something as useless, meaningless, unimportant, not to be taken seriously. It can sometimes also be the used as the equivalent of “this sucks.”