Monster Monday: The Worst Monsters of All

I had planned to write about the Erinyes today, AKA “The Strong Ones,” but I got waylaid by another kind of monster. Sometimes, the monsters we deal with on a daily basis are worse than the ones we encounter in fiction. Here are some of my scariest ones:

* The Dust Bunny. Big and hairy and growing by the day. AKA The Hair Ball, for those of us with pets who shed a lot (Tanker, you know who you are). I should be able to spend all my spare time writing, not doing housework for goodness’ sake. Laundry, grocery shopping, and yardwork also fall into this category of monster.

* The Day Job. Especially when it spills over into “my” time. I can’t grouse about this one too much, though, because I’d hate to be trying to write novels under the interstate. Which is where I’d be living without it.

* Family Obligations. AKA the ‘You Don’t Ever Talk to Me Anymore, You Just Crouch Over That Computer’ monster. Yeah, well. I guess some of them will have to take care of me when I’m old and decrepit, so, okay already.

* Internet Insanity, AKA Facebook, Twitter and Blogs, oh my. AKA Time Suck. ‘Nuff said. Gotta go. Another monster calls.

What are your biggest real-life “monsters,” the ones that keep you from doing what you want when you want?

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate’s Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man’s Curse; Black Diamond).

4 thoughts on “Monster Monday: The Worst Monsters of All

  1. The Laundry Monster is my pet peeve. Not the washing part but the folding. It takes forever to get it all folded and put away.