Daily Prompt: We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks!
I love the period. It tells you, “I’m done”. Finished. There’s no more, I ate it all, you should’ve been quicker. Can’t ask me any more questions about where I hid it — see the period? I’m done talking.
Some people I know need to use the period more often because they can talk forever. If I could slap a period between every few words they say I could probably have a better understanding of what they’re saying. Their paragraphs would sound more like sentences and you could get a word in edgewise.
But I would need a “period slapping permit” to make the best use of it.