Today’s Prompt: Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else.
Optimist vs Pessimist?
Ernie: Hey, do you think you’ll ever become a writer?
Malcolm: Nah, writing is just my hobby. It’ll never become a career.
Ernie: But you’re a really good writer, I like the stories you write. I thought Red’s Revenge was cool!
Malcolm: Red’s Revenge? It’s not even an original story. I just made it up after thinking about Red Riding Hood for a bit.
Ernie: Yeah, but still it’s kinda cool.
Malcolm: *shakes head* Nah, I probably unconsciously copied it off some CSI Miami episode that I watched ages ago.
Ernie: You’re such a pessimist, man.
Malcolm: No, it’s truth. I don’t want to become a writer anyway. Too much risk and no guarantee. You write books after books, not sure which one will become a bestseller. And when something you write finally sells, you’re probably too old to enjoy the money and fame anyway. I’d rather be an accountant.
Ernie: But you’ve got great talent…
Malcolm: Yeah, maybe I’ll use that talent to write down my tales as an accountant
Ernie: What do you mean?
Malcolm: Err… I don’t know what I’m talking about either.
Ernie: *awkward silence*
Malcolm: *awkward silence*