Day 14 of the challenge!
My theme is NIFTY NUGGETS. Little nuggets of writing based on a photo, a phrase and an object, which is designed to encourage lean, tight writing. I’m aiming for a word count of under 300 words.
Thank you to L.Diane Wolfe for providing the beautiful photo prompts. You can visit her blog to check out more pictures.
PHRASE – out of sight, out of mind
OBJECT – snow
Fifi is always out of sight, definitely not out of mind. I know he’s up to all sorts of mischief and certainly involving copious amounts of paper, including books, magazines, journals and his favorite, the daily newspaper.
I haven’t missed a copy of the daily newspaper in over 20 years. All that news has accumulated like snow in a blizzard and has taken over the basement, the back bedroom and the stairs.
Paper hoarding used to be my hobby, now it’s bordering on insanity.
It’s a nightmare.
The furniture and kitchen countertops are inundated.
Over the years, numerous attempts to clean up my act, as in filing, throwing out, and archiving, have come to nought.
It’s a full-time and arduous task.
I’ve lost count of the myriad of “Why?” moments, when I didn’t know why something had been saved. Had I answered the letters? Had the bank account balanced? Was there something vital amongst all the junk mail envelopes? Were the receipts for a reimbursement? The newspapers, books, and magazines contain a project that I’m going to try next year.
I live in constant anxiety. My blood pressure is through the ceiling.
But for Fifi the cat, it’s just another day of mischief-on-the-go; and he’s having the time of his life as a news-wrapped bandit peering from beneath his makeshift hide out… frollicking amongst the endless sea of paper.
A battle for the title of ‘newspaper nuisance’…