Five-Hundred Word Challenge 768: Grumbling, Grouchiness

Grumbling, grouchiness and more grumbling: These are the targets for today.

It’s a low bar.

Anyway, these are the targets. I need to stomp my feet at least twice and take care of a few other things whilst stomping my feet. I need to make sure to say something that expresses my grouchiness. I need to do a few things to ensure that the intent carries across. However, the issue that I have is that, whilst I am tired, I feel neither grumpy nor grouchy.

This is a problem as it makes the performance feel insincere. How am I meant to get the whole thing across with a certain sense of effectiveness if what I am doing does not feel as though it is truly the case? I don’t think that I can do that fake it til I make it malarkey, so I’m going to have to try and find a way to become grouchy. I can still grumble, but it lacks the  stuff to make it proper grumbling, really. I don’t know what to do.

You see, part of the reason as to why is that whilst I am most certainly tired, I feel quite alright at the moment., I’m rather calm and relaxed. I’m, taking it easy and just being a bit lazy. I don’t really have much to worry about, or much to add pressure. There are some things I need to edit and work on but right now I’ve a fair bit of time to work with and as such that means I’m gliding through things at a decent pace, though to be honest I’ve spent the last hour doing nothing and it was alright; perhaps needed even. I don’t feel grouchy at all. I don’t feel a desire to be grouchy. I feel a desire to relax. I don’t want to walk around and grumble and stomp my feet and have people go “Wow, he’s really grouchy today”, but at the same time I kind of need to so as to get across a certain something of which I am yet to decide on, so there is the possibility that I’d be going in and having to wing the whole thing until I know what it is that I want to get across.

Maybe it would be my grouchiness.

I don’t know what to do. I could just go forward and carry on as I am right now and not show any grouchiness and not grumble, but then what would be the point in that? It’s not something that seems like a good idea to go forward with. Surely there is a time and place for that, but right now the time and place calls for the grumbling, the grouchiness, the stomping of the feet, the aimless, yet striking pointing and a slew of other things that get across something that I am not feeling able to get across right now.

All this calmness is not helping. It’s starting to make me feel grouchy.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 07:20:12

Took my time a bit more than I had expected, but it’s fine.

I think I did alright up until the end where I seemed to have dropped the proverbial ball. Oh well.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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