Life in progress

#JusJoJan the 13th/23 – Reversals


Our prompt word of the day today is “reversal.” Thank you to Sadje for such a challenging prompt!

I’ve spent the entire day trying to figure out what I could write about reversals. Finally, I looked it up in the dictionary, and it was the example sentences that made me realize why I was having such a difficult time applying the word to anything in my life.

Here are some of those examples, from Merriam-Webster online:

    • In a sudden reversal, the mayor has decided not to run for reelection.
  • a surprising reversal in the value of the stock

It was the “sudden” and “surprising” that clued me in. Because so many changes in life happen gradually, and the ones that happen suddenly are often negative, I think I may have blocked them out. Unless you suddenly win the lottery and have a reversal of fortune, fortune tends to come slowly due to a goal or a dream. We usually have to work for the good things in life.

Maybe that’s why that damned nightmare of being in a car that’s moving backwards and won’t stop no matter how hard you press the brake is so … nightmarish.


This contemplative post is brought to you by Just Jot it January and Sadje. Thanks again, Sadje! I wish I’d thought of this prompt word myself. 🙂 Please be sure to check out Sadje’s blog here!

For Just Jot it January, click the following link to see how you, too, can join in! It’s fun!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

16 thoughts on “#JusJoJan the 13th/23 – Reversals

  1. I have to say, Linda, that I love it when you are stumped by your own prompts. You did well.


  2. Great job with the prompt, this one stumped me, lol. Love following Sadje’s blog as well! 💞💞💞


  3. Pingback: Just Jot It January, Reversal | Darswords

  4. I despise those types of annoying dreams! Great job with the prompt!


  5. Linda, I was similarly stymied by today’s word, reversal. It took me until just a few minutes ago to publish my response. ‘Reversal’ was a deceptively challenging word to use, which is great, because I enjoy writing challenges.


  6. Thanks Linda for the shoutout.


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