Write your words, taunts the prompt. But what if I don't have any? Or at least, not any good ones, just crap?
I was going to write about DISAGREEMENT, and how everything in the news has become such a shouting match. I know I sound like a crotchety old person shaking my feeble fist, but jeeeez! Why is everything such a battle? If Jon Stewart skewers Fox News, some aggregator sites will repackage and repost a video clip declaring that he DESTROYED Fox News, when all he did was voice an opinion. I am so sick and tired of the hyperbole. No, really, I literally am. It's probably adrenal fatigue, from all the outrage I am pushed to feel.
One of the worst things is how easily I am manipulated. I hate when I notice it, but there are lots of time when I find myself suckered into clicking on the bait. It really does work, and I hate myself afterward and feel so CHEAP.
Anyway, back to disagreements. It's all about being right vs. being wrong, which bugs the shit out of me. As if that is always the only option. What about nuances? What about "one does not exclude the other"? What about some part of your argument may be valid and I agree with it, and I only disagree with another part?
Sports use the same setup. It's a smidgen different for this year's Tour de France, where there are four main contenders, but every year before that, the network played up the Big Battle Between two rivals. And then of course, this being the Tour de France, nothing ever comes out the way you expect, and instead of Contador vs. Froome last year, they both had to abandon the race due to crashes and injuries.
I still feel like I have not gotten anywhere near the words in the back of my head, but hey! As one of my NaNoWriMo friends says during events like this: Choosing done over good every day. So that's what I did, and wuddaya know, I made my word goal.