Five-Hundred Word Challenge 1194: Going Forward Backward

Afternoon is the great enemy as it invites more procrastination. That is what I’m going to tell myself as I am currently racing about and trying to get things done before I need to go and get more things done.

I think that I can fight off the afternoon by reversing time somehow. However, I imagine that even if I were to reverse time I’d still be moving forward through the reversal and so, even if I ended up in the past I still would have aged and thus not necessarily bought myself any more time.

Ergo, the only way to buy myself more time is to find a way to de-age myself just enough so as to be able to have more time to work with so as to be able to spend more time not doing much of anything so as to be able to be in a position where I’m procrastinating far too much so as to be able to be stressed about having far too many things on my plate and not enough time to chew through them all.

It’s a bit of a cycle, really.

Perhaps that means that the way that I need to go about enacting my plan is through the power of the leg and start pedaling my sweet little heart out. If I do that then perhaps I can make waves and move through time in the way that is internal rather than external and I’ll move backward for just a few years. Maybe five, maybe six. That way I can get on with the getting on and do the things and procrastinate.

I don’t think I’ve thought this through very well. If I only make my self move back through time then I am still in the present and still stuck with a whole slew of issues that I am unable to deal with. If I make myself move back through time then I am in the past and perhaps can put myself into a better position for success, but I still move forward and thus and stuck with a whole slew of problems.

Perhaps there is no point in going backward. I mean, sure, I could try and combine the two so that I maximise all the opportunity and chance that I have, but why would I do that? That seems like some sort of tall order and I am not a tall person. There is only so much that I can do and that would present an unfair advantage of sorts.

Maybe it would be a fair advantage.

Anyway, I’m sure that I will find a way to defeat the afternoon. I’m sure that I will work this out after trying to work out how to work it out. I’m sure that I will get there, somehow and I’m sure that, at the end of it all I will find what it is that I must find on this quest that seems to end only when never expires.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 06:09:52

More fun silliness. Came easy. Bit messy in parts but I feel it mostly flows 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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1 Response to Five-Hundred Word Challenge 1194: Going Forward Backward

  1. Marsha says:

    I just finished rereading the book Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy about procrastination. It’s helpful to figure out what is a waste of time and what isn’t.


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