Writing 101….day 14…..To Whomsoever It May Concern

Writing 101….day 14…..To Whomsoever It May Concern.

Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration. If you need a boost, Google the word and see what images appear, and then go from there. 

Today’s twist: write the post in the form of a letter.


To whomsoever it may Concern (*cough –.Mr. Freud – cough*)

Dear Whomsoever,

Trust that you are well and that this letter finds you in good health and humour. Not being one to beat around the bush please permit me to get to the task assigned without further ado.

“I am very middling” ….. ..

What are the odds of picking up the nearest book beside me and not just the word Middling but the statement I am very middling should jump out of page 29 and command my attention.

Really!? Seriously who uses such terms anymore? Who admits to such shortfalls so boldly? More importantly why do I own a book which speaks in such archaic terms?

I suppose you sit there and snigger as you read this letter, thinking well there’s a Freudian slip if any. I however now need your help to figure this out.

This is very disconcerting. It has me worrying. Did I subconsciously pick this phrase out, is this some deep seeded insecurity raising its ugly head? Or is this the universe and all its forces coming together giving me a clear message.

If this is a message what am I to do with it? Accept my middling qualities and resign myself to its fate? Or use this as a driving force to achieve some well un-middling qualities (if such a word exists)?

Just when I thought that life was getting on fine. Just as I had begun to get complacent with where I stand in my life, the universe has thrown me a middling!

Somehow I had the deluded notion that I was quite the opposite. Well maybe not entirely but I have my finer points or so I thought.

Confused, muddled and now second guessing everything both past and present I write to you asking for guidance. I need clear concise responses. Don’t go all Mr. Miyagi on me now. Sending me clues and suggestions…..just tell me what to do.

Yours questioningly,




Definition of Middling

  1. a. Of middle rank, state, size, or quality; about equally distant from the extremes; medium; moderate; mediocre; ordinary.

4 thoughts on “Writing 101….day 14…..To Whomsoever It May Concern

  1. Thank you very much for saving me the extra step of having to go look up ‘middling’s’ definition. 🙂 The one word that stood out to me was “mediocre.” There is something about that word that irks me to the core… Hmm… Some self-reflection has been stirred (thank you!) LOL!

    I truly enjoyed your letter. I, too, find it interesting that that particular phrase jumped out at you. Don’t go about the process of questioning your life/existence, however. If, as you said, you believed your life to be one way before the assignment, continue on as if you’ve never read that blurb. After all, life is what WE make it; not what some book tries to dictate. (Does that make sense? Or was that mediocre?) *Sigh*

    Great job here with wonderful insight for your audience! 😀

    ~ Angela

    • Hey thank you for the time and effort with your kind feedback. Yes certainly I took the humour in the phrase rather than the irony. As you rightly put it life is what we make it…..positive reinforcements always.

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