This is my response to this week’s Flashback Track Friday prompt, where we were challenged to:
Tell us how you cope with adversity.
There’s one word sums this up, best sung by Aretha Franklin. Do you remember the amazing Blues Brothers?
No, that’s not the music I listen to, although classic soul never harms matters, but that’s just what I do… think!
A few people have accused me of overthinking. I don’t. I think. Just enough to understand what’s likely going down, where things don’t add up, what my best options are…
I’m good at this, too. This is why I worked for big banks. It’s why I designed big systems for them. I worked in London and Manhattan, so I must have something going for me. I think rationally. I’m practical. I think of ways to solve problems.
It can even be handy on WP, too, when I decide to write flash fiction. I put a given character in a given tight-spot, and I write a plausible way in which the character will behave.
Yes, we should think about everything.